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Digital Art Therapy
Material, Methods, and Applications
Rick L. Garner  

$45.95 Paperback
Release Date: 11/21/2016
ISBN: 9781849057400    

232 Pages

Distributed for Jessica Kingsley Publishers


About the Book

Considering the latest advances and developments in the arena of digital media, this book explores current materials, methods and applications of digital technology in art therapy.

It looks thoroughly at the many potential uses and benefits of digital technology in art therapy practice, including the use of stop motion animation and therapeutic light painting photography. A worked example of how digital art therapy can be used in the treatment of traumatic brain injury is also included. The book explores innovative therapeutic uses of digital technologies such as gaming and virtual worlds. Contributions from experienced art therapists address professional and ethical issues, from the sensory qualities of digital media and their effects in practice, to identifying and using developmentally appropriate technologies. As art therapy programs increasingly recognize the importance of using digital media, this cutting-edge guide provides all the necessary knowledge to incorporate this emerging field into practice.

About the Author(s)

Rick L. Garner is Professor of Art Education at Kennesaw State University, USA. He has worked in the areas of art therapy, art education, disabilities, and technology for 25 years.

Table of Contents


Part 1 Considerations for Digital Technologies in Art Therapy
1. Grid+Pattern: The Sensory Qualities of Digital Media
Natalie Rae Carlton
2. Social Media and Creative Motivation
Gretchen M. Miller
3. Utilizing Digital Tools and Apps in Art Therapy Sessions
Nancy S. Choe
4. Materials and Media: Developmentally Appropriate Apps
Brittany S. Barber and Rick Garner

Part 2 Current Applications of Digital Technologies in Art Therapy
5. Art Therapy and Technology: Islands of Brilliance
Dr. Noel L'Esperance
6. Therapeutic Light Painting Photography: A Collaborative Approach to Visual Information and Empowerment
Christina D. Vasquez with Jukka Laine
7. Therapeutic Technology Re-Envisioned
Jon Ehinger
8. Stop Motion Art Therapy: Creatively Embracing Digital Technology in Art Therapy
Katie Hall
9. iPad Apps and Traumatic Brain Injury
Kelly Darke
10. Technology-Facilitated Art Therapy Supervision
Rachel Brandoff and Reina Lombardi
11. Digital Art Therapy Assessment
Pei-Fang (Catherine) Hsin Chiu and Rick Garner

Part 3 Emerging Digital Technologies as Therapeutic Interventions
12. Serious Gaming, Virtual, and Immersive Environments in Art Therapy
Christian Brown and Rick Garner

Subject Index
Author Index


'Digital Art Therapy is an important, timely book. Finally, Rick Garner and the contributing authors have placed the digital platform where it squarely belongs: as a 21st century palette for today's art therapy consumers. It would behoove any art therapist to read this book and become educated on the digital apps and possibilities for using a digital platform as a vehicle for communication, recovery, and ongoing health."
- Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP, C-IAYT, Art Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and author of Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art With Your Photography

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