Research Papers

Research Papers from Academics/Schools

  • Chin, R. J., Chin, M. M., Palumbo, P., Palombo, C., Bannasch, G., & Cross. P. M. (1980). Project Reach Out: Building social skills through art and video. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 7, 281-284.
  • Darrell, E., & Wheeler, M. (1984). Using art therapy techniques to help underachieving seventh grade junior high school students. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 11(4), 289-292.
  • Freilich, R., & Shechtman, Z. (2010). The contribution of art therapy to the social, emotional, and academic adjustment of children with learning disabilities. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 37(1), 8-12.
  • Harvey, S. (1989). Creative arts therapies in the classroom: A study of cognitive, emotional, and motivational changes. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 11(2), 85-100.
  • Jang, H., & Choi, S. (2012). Increasing ego-resilience using clay with low SES (Social Economic Status) adolescents in group art therapy. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(4), 245-250.
  • Mankauskiene, J., & Vaitkeviciene, A. (2009). Changes in creativity in junior high school students after applying art therapy methods. Special Education, 2(21), 131-137. (Normal & Outpatient/Quantitative) (SD)
  • Pleasant-Metcalf, A. M., & Rosal, M. L. (1997). The use of art therapy to improve academic performance. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 14(1), 23 – 29.
  • Pond, S. St. C. (1998). Acceptance and belonging: The promotion of acceptance and belonging within group art therapy: A study of two lonely third grade students. American Journal of Art Therapy, 36(3), 81-89.
  • Roghanchi, M., Mohamad, A. R., Mey, S. C., Momeni, K. M., & Golmohamadian M. (2013). The effect of integrating rational emotive behavior therapy and art therapy on self-esteem and resilience. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 40(2), 179-184.
  • Rosal, M. L. (1993). Comparative group art therapy research to evaluate changes in locus of control in behavior disordered children. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20, 231-241.
  • Rosal, M. L., McCullouch-Vislisel, S., & Neece, S. (1997). Keeping students in school: An art therapy program to benefit ninth-grade students. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 14(1), 30-36.
  • Rousseau, C., Drapeau, A., & Lacroix, L. (2005). Evaluation of a classroom program of creative expression workshops for refugee and immigrant children. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 46(2), 180-185. (School/Academic/Quantitative) (DB)
  • *Silver, R. A., & Lavin, C. (1997). The role of art in developing and evaluating cognitive skills. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 10, 416-424.
  • Spier, E. (2010). Group art therapy with eight-grade students transitioning to high school. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(2), 75-83.
  • Stanley, P., & Miller, M. (1993). Short-term art therapy with an adolescent male. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20(5), 397-402.
  • Wallace-DiGarbo, A., & Hill. D. C. (2006). Art as agency: Exploring empowerment of at-risk youth. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 23 (3), 119-125. (School/Academic/Quantitative) (PSJ)
  • White, K. & Allen, R. (1971). Arts counseling in an educational setting: Self-concept change among pre- adolescent boys. Journal of School Psychology, 9, 218-224.

Research Papers on ADD & ADHD

  • Smitheman-Brown, V., & Church, R. P. (1996). Mandala drawing: Facilitating creative growth in children with ADD or ADHD. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 13(4), 252-262.

Research Papers on Autism Spectrum Disorder / Asperger’s

  • Epp, K. (2008). Outcome-based evaluation of a social skills program using art therapy and group therapy for children on the autism spectrum. Children & Schools, 30(1), 27-36.
  • Kearns, D. (2004). Art therapy with a child experiencing sensory integration difficulty. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 21(2), 95-101.

Research Papers on Intellectually Disabled

  • Banks, S., Davis, P., Howard, V. F., & McLaughlin, T. F. (1993). The effects of directed art activities on the behavior of young children with disabilities: A multi-element baseline study. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 10(4), 235-240.
  • Bowen, C., & Rosal, M. (1989). The use of art therapy to reduce the maladaptive behaviors of a mentally retarded adult. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 16(3), 211-218.
  • Got, I. L. S., & Cheng, S-T. (2008). The effects of art facilitation on the social functioning of people with developmental disability. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 25(1), 32-37.
  • Hiltunen, S. S. (1989). The effects of art/drama therapy experiences on rigidity, body concept and mental maturity in graphic thinking of adolescents with mental retardation. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 6(1), 18-25.
  • Miller, P., & Miller, S. (1982). The relationship of task difficulty to mentally retarded students’ interest in art. Studies in Art Education, 23(2), 22-26.
  • Schrade, C., Tronsky, L., & Kaiser, D. H. (2011). Physiological effects of mandala making in adults with intellectual disability. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38(2), 109-113.
  • Trzaska, J. D. (2012). The use of a group mural project to increase self-esteem in high-functioning, cognitively disabled adults. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 39(5), 436-442.
  • Schrade, C., Tronsky, L., & Kaiser, D. H. (2011). Physiological effects of mandala making in adults with intellectual disability. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 38(2), 109-113.
  • McNamee, C. M. (2006). Experiences with bilateral art: A retrospective study. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 23(1), 7-13.
  • Odell-Miller, H., Hughes, P., & Westacott, M. (2006). An investigation into the effectiveness of the arts therapies for adults with continuing mental health problems. Psychotherapy Research, 16(1), 122-139. (Normal & Outpatient/Combined Methodologies) (SD)
  • Horwitz, E. B., Kowalski, J., Theorell, T., & Anderberg, U. M. (2006). Dance/movement therapy in fibromyalgia patients: Changes in self-figure drawings and their relation to verbal self-rating scales. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 33(1), 11-25.
  • Van Lith, T., Schofield, M., & Fenner, P. (2013). Identifying the evidenced-base for art-based practices and their potential benefit for mental health recovery: A critical review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(16), 1309-1323.