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Art Therapy: Internet

This is a research guide for a multidisciplinary approach to art therapy.

About using Web Resources

Note:  There are some excellent resources listed here, but please keep in mind that in general many Web-based resources must be reviewed for authority, accuracy and authenticity. Also, Web materials are time-sensitive - a page in existence one week may not be around the following week. We have tried to list reliable, stable websites, but these tenets are always good to keep in mind while browsing ...

Spring 2022

The Creative Forces "program places creative arts therapies at the core of patient-centered care at clinical sites throughout the country, including telehealth services, and increases access to community arts activities to promote health, well-being and quality of life for military service members, veterans, and their families and caregivers."

Advancing the Science of Arts, Health, and Well-Being. Neuroarts is the transdisciplinary study of how the arts and aesthetic experiences measurably change the body, brain, and behavior and how this knowledge is translated into specific practices that advance health and wellbeing.


Spring 2021

Featured Websites -- Fall 2019

Featured Website -- Fall 2018

Featured Website at JAMA Network

Explore Art and Images in Psychiatry from The JAMA Network

"Art, the creative expression of the mind, provides a window into the human condition."

Essays, from 2002 to 2014, by James C. Harris, MD, Director of the Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Cressman Library does NOT have a subscription to Archives of General Psychiatry (current title: JAMA Psychiatry); however, many of the essays are one page and can be viewed online (click view large). Also, those and longer essays can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.

To request an Interlibrary Loan go to WorldCat Discovery, search Libraries Worldwide. Find the article you need with an advanced search. On the detailed record page click the blue button to "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" and fill out the form that opens. Submit your request from there!

Internet Resources


Google may be a place to start but make sure you use professional indexes. A controlled vocabulary search is often more reliable and less overwhelming than a Google search. This is especially critical in Psychology, a field with a precisionist level of identification and assignment of articles to a highly controlled and defined vocabulary. So, be sure to search PsycINFO, too!

If you do use Google for an Internet search; use Google Advanced Search for more control over the results. If you limit by Domain you can see the results from goverment sites (.gov), organizations sites (.org), or education sites (.edu). You can also limit by when the site was last updated.

Evaluate sites the way you would evaluate a book or other resource. Who sponsors/publishes it? When was it last updated? Who wrote it? Who thinks it is a good site? Typing "Link: " then the site address in the Google search bar should result in a list of sites that link to that particular web page. Who points to it will tell you something about the usefulness of the page.

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