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Trauma-informed Approaches to Art Therapy with Children and Young People: Call for papers

06 November 2020

The International Journal of Art Therapy calls for papers for this special issue...


This special issue will be edited by Karen Treisman, Meagan Corrado and Alex McDonald

Deadline for submissions: 6th September 2021

In order to provide effective, trauma-informed approaches art therapy for children and young people, professionals must understand the impact of trauma on children, young people and their families, and learn how to effectively minimize its effects without causing additional trauma. This special issue will develop knowledge and evidence-based practice in this area by highlighting the latest research on trauma-informed art therapy with children and young people and including detailed descriptions of practice along with service user feedback. This special issue will feature any or all of the following articles:

  • Research Papers reporting studies on trauma-informed art therapy with children and/or young people. 
  • Practice Papers describing trauma-informed art therapy practice with children and/or young people including service user feedback.
  • Co-produced Research or Practice Papers where children and/or young people who have had experience of trauma-informed art therapy are co-authors or close consultants. 


Submission Guidelines

Please submit using the 'Submit an article' button on the journal website.

Please ensure that all submissions are in line with the IJAT Instructions for Authors and use the appropriate template.

For further information on requirements for images please see Taylor & Francis Instructions for Authors (photographs may be refused on the grounds of poor quality and/or may need further editing, which will result in the service user’s permission being sought a second time for publication of the edited image).

Deadline:  6th September 2021
We look forward to reading your submissions!