Research and scholarship in the creative arts therapies
Journal/Book: Arts in Psychotherapy. 1987; 14: 285-292.
Abstract: Discusses the need to develop a multidisciplinary, scholarly tradition within creative arts therapies. The need for quantitative research is emphasized, as well as historical analysis of the creative arts therapy profession. Cautions are made concerning the disadvantages of certain research methods, and the work of R. Arnheim (1962, 1972, 1974) and J. Hillman (1975, 1978, 1983) is presented as exemplary for future directions in research. The stated goal is to apply psychological theory to the practice of artistic expression.
Note: multidisciplinary quantitative research in creative arts therapies
Keyword(s): Empirical methods; art therapy; dance therapy; music therapy; experimentation