N/NY-0103 - Understanding Evidence-Based Practice for Art Therapy in Mental Health
Understanding evidence-based practices for art therapy within mental health need not be a daunting task. Through describing findings from a critical review we examine particular art therapy approaches that have an evidence-base, and conclude with strategies for furthering how evidence-base practice can be better utilized out in the field.
- Articulate existing arguments around the concept of evidence-based practice in art therapy.
- Identify which art therapy approaches are currently supported by an evidence-base.
- Comprehend strategies for furthering the evidence-base for art therapy approaches in mental health.
Dr. Theresa Van Lith
Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Florida State University
Dr. Van Lith’s (ATR-BC, AThR) research interests have stemmed from working in the mental health system back in her home country, Australia. She has since investigated art therapy professional development and service delivery models in the United States, such as implementing best practice interventions with children and using web-based art therapy with university students.