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Art Therapy in the Digital World

An Integrative Review of Current Practices and Future Directions

About the Course

Digital technology is increasingly present in psychotherapy practice and the provision of telehealth is expanding. However, relatively little is known about the use of digital technology within art therapy. This study investigates how art therapists engage with digital technology and how practice may be safely adapted to include new modes of delivery and developing digital art making media.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Art Therapy in the Digital World: An Integrative Review of Current Practices and Future Directions created by Ania Zubala, PhD, Nicola Kenell, and Simon Hackett, PhD in 2021.

Publication Date:

Front Psychol. 2021 Apr 8;12:595536

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Ania Zubala, PhD

Dr. Zubala is a research associate at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Her research explores the role of arts for holistically-understood wellbeing and creative approaches to therapy and research itself. She is particularly interested in the role of creativity for healthy communities, and in the potential of digital technology for health and therapy. Dr. Zubala has published more than 40 works in peer reviewed journals.

Nicola Kenell

Nicola Kenell is an Independent researcher in Morah, United Kingdom

Simon Hackett, PhD

Dr Simon Hackett is a Consultant Art Psychotherapist in the NHS and a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Mental Health at Newcastle University. Simon has worked as a art therapist for over 20 years in services for children and adults and leads a team of art, dance-movement, drama, and music therapists. He has developed national guidelines for art therapists and has written and published widely in journals and books about evidence and research on arts therapies. Simon has an interest how the arts and creativity can help support and improve children's mental health and he is the Arts in Health adviser to the Great North Children's Hospital in New

Course Creator

Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW

Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe how art therapists use digital technology in their practice.
  2. Discuss the benefits and challenges of using digital technology in art therapy.
  3. Explain how clients experience art therapy sessions with digital technology elements.

Disclosure to Learners

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103184
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