N/NY-0102 - Picture a Changing Mind: Art Therapy, Neuroplasticity, and the Unconscious


This course intends to generate thought and discussion about the integration of art therapy and neuroscience from a philosophical, assessment, intervention, and research perspective. The potential of art therapy to change the brain is reviewed, and of neuroscience to enhance the understanding and applications of art therapy.

Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the scientific definition of neuroplasticity and its application to the psychotherapeutic work from an applied and theoretical perspective.
    2. Discuss therapeutic implications of brain wave biofeedback and the use of EEG measures to enhance art therapy interventions and research methodologies.
    3. Review current research in the fields of neuroscience and art therapy and observe graphic reproductions of work from clients in the past that appear to portray brain wave change pre- and post- treatment.

    Juliet King

    Associate Professor, The George Washington University

    Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and Adjunct Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine; Department of Neurology. Prof. King developed the inaugural graduate art therapy program at the IU Herron School of Art and recently edited and published a textbook: Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives.


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    Open to download resource.
    Open to view video.
    Open to view video.
    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
    Quality Assessment
    4 Questions
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    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available
    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available