N/NY-0105 - Using Biological Indicators and Brain Imaging in Art Therapy Research


This course provides an overview of how to use biological indicators in art therapy research. Approaches to art therapy research using biomarkers like cortisol and catecholamines, and, brain imaging techniques like functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and quantitative electroencephalography qEEG are shared.

Learning Objectives
    1. To use salivary biomarkers like cortisol, norepinephrine, amylase, epinephrine and dopamine in research studies.
    2. Understand the process and implementation of a study using brain imaging technology like functional near infrared spectroscopy.
    3. Articulate what been done so far in the field of neuroimaging related to art therapy and neuroaesthetics especially pertaining to the use of the qEEG as a measurement tool.

    Dr. Girija Kaimal

    Assistant Professor, Drexel University

    Dr. Girija Kaimal (EdD, MA, ATR-BC) is Assistant Professor in the doctoral program in Creative Arts therapies at Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions. She has Bachelor's degree in design from the National Institute of Design in India; Masters degree in art therapy from Drexel University; and; her doctorate is in human development and psychology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She also serves as the Chair of the AATA Research Committee and is an Assessment Fellow for Drexel University

    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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    10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  10/10 points to pass
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    Up to 1.00 credits available  |  Certificate available