Expressive Arts

What is Expressive/Creative Arts Therapy?
American Art Therapy Association
American Music Therapy Association

*CRAFTS*
Adult Coloring Books
Crafts for All Seasons
Craft Project Ideas
Crafty Hands: Art Projects and Activities for Kids
Crayola Crafts
DIY Projects for Teens
DIY Network
FaveCrafts
Fun Fashion Activities by Lulus
Joann arts & crafts projects
Martha Stewart DIY Kids Crafts
We Are Teachers

*NEUROGRAPHICA*
Neurographic Academy

*MUSIC & DANCE*
Jasmine’s Beat
Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming Certification

*VETERAN PROGRAMS*
National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

*RESEARCH*

Dance

Rodrigues-Krause, J., Krause, M., & Reischak-Oliveira, A. (2019). Dancing for Healthy Aging: Functional and Metabolic Perspectives. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 25(1), 44–63.

Drumming

Ascenso, S., Perkins, R., Atkins, L., Fancourt, D., & Williamon, A. (2018). Promoting well-being through group drumming with mental health service users and their carers. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being, 13(1), 1484219. https://doi.org/10.1080/17482631.2018.1484219

Carolan, K. (2016). Find Your Beat: Therapeutic Drumming for Parkinson’s Disease. Clinical Social Work Journal, 44(2), 179–185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10615-015-0552-3

Dickerson, D., Robichaud, F., Teruya, C., Nagaran, K., & Hser, Y.-I. (2012). Utilizing Drumming for American Indians/Alaska Natives with Substance Use Disorders: A Focus Group Study. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 38(5), 505–510. https://doi.org/10.3109/00952990.2012.699565

Plastow, N. A., Joubert, L., Chotoo, Y., Nowers, A., Greeff, M., Strydom, T., … van Niekerk, E. (2018). The Immediate Effect of African Drumming on the Mental Well-Being of Adults With Mood Disorders: An Uncontrolled Pretest–Posttest Pilot Study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(5), 7205345010p1. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.021055

Ragg, D. M., Soulliere, J., & Turner, M. (2019). Drumming and Mindfulness Integrations into an Evidence-Based Group Intervention. Social Work with Groups, 42(1), 29–42. https://doi.org/10.1080/01609513.2017.1402401

Watson, J., Washington, G., & Stepteau-Watson, D. (2015). Umoja: A Culturally Specific Approach to Mentoring Young African American Males. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 32(1), 81–90. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-014-0367-z

Visual Art

DeVries, D., Schaible, C., Vincent, K., Sheridan, S., Royston, W., Hohn, D. (2017). The therapeutic use of art with women experiencing postpartum mood disorders. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(2), 41 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0132

Mills, E., Seifert, L., Adams, C. (2017). Arts-based reminiscence through visual art and narrative analysis: An intergenerational exploration. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 13(3), 34 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0077

Powell, A., Alcom, K., Lindsay, K. (2017). Effect of coloring on student stress levels. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(1), 9 https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0122