Art Therapy and Neuroscience... Juliet King at the International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference
12 April 2019
'This conference provides exponential opportunity to embody creativity and move beyond inter and intra professional silos. Together art therapy researchers and clinicians will foster the capacities to learn from one another and share the universal, collective voice of advocacy and support for this meaningful and important profession.' Juliet King
In her presentation at the Inaugural Conference in July, Juliet King will explore theoretical tenets of art therapy through the lens of science, encouraging the understanding of art therapy as neurotherapeutic and the art therapist as a ‘neuroplastician’.
This talk will also serve to dispel common assumptions and set the stage for how to think about, practice, and research the systematic integration of art, neuroscience and related therapeutics.
Juliet L. King, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC, is an Associate Professor of Art Therapy at The George Washington University and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Neurology. Professor King developed the inaugural graduate art therapy program at the Herron School of Art and Design and in this capacity also spearheaded the development of over 30 internship programs in the Indianapolis community and surrounding areas. Ms. King implemented and currently oversees the first specialized art therapy clinical, education and research program in neuroscience and medicine at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center. Professor King is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Translational Health Sciences, where her research explores the interface of art, neuroscience and related therapeutics, with a focus on the use of contemporary neuroimaging to capture brain activity in real world environments. In 2016 she edited and published a textbook: Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives and in 2017 led the first art therapy study to be published in a biomedical journal: https://biomedres.us/pdfs/BJSTR.MS.ID.000366.pdf
The International Art Therapy Practice/Research Conference will be held on 11-13 July 2019 at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London.
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