Expressive Arts

Adult Coloring Books
Crafts for All Seasons
Craft Project Ideas
Crayola Crafts
DIY Projects for Teens
DIY Network
Joann arts & crafts projects
Martha Stewart DIY Kids Crafts
We Are Teachers

International Capoeira Federation
Les Mills

Drums Alive
Music & Memory
Youth Villages Therapeutic Drumming Certification

Certificate in Guided Imagery from JFK University
Guided Imagery Course from University of Minnesota
International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy
National Association for Poetry Therapy
North American Drama Therapy Association


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.

Assunção Júnior, J. C., de Almeida Silva, H. J., da Silva, J. F. C., da Silva Cruz, R., de Almeida Lins, C. A., & de Souza, M. C. (2018). Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 22(2), 455–459.

Cannon, P. (2018). Rethinking bibliotherapy: a neurorhetoric narratology model for addiction treatment. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 35(4), 331–335.

Carolan, K. (2016). Find Your Beat: Therapeutic Drumming for Parkinson’s Disease. Clinical Social Work Journal, 44(2), 179–185.

Chamberlain, D. (2019). The experience of older adults who participate in a bibliotherapy/poetry group in an older adult inpatient mental health assessment and treatment ward. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 32(4), 223–239.

Connors, G. J., Walitzer, K. S., Prince, M. A., & Kubiak, A. (2017). Secondary prevention of alcohol problems in rural areas using a bibliotherapy-based approach. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 41(2), 162–173.

Cugusi, L., Manca, A., Bergamin, M., Di Blasio, A., Yeo, T. J., Crisafulli, A., & Mercuro, G. (2019). Zumba Fitness and Womenʼs Cardiovascular Health. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 39(3), 153–160.

De Vries, D., Brennan, Z., Lankin, M., Morse, R., Rix, B., & Becl, T. (2017). Healing With Books: A Literature Review of Bibliotherapy Used With Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 51(1), 48–74.

DeVries, D., & Sunden, S. (2019). Bibliotherapy with children who have a sibling with a disability. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 32(3), 135–155.

DeVries, D., Gallagher, B., Harbin, K., Schout, J., Schafer, C., Teravest, V.(2019). Bibliotherapy as a recreational therapy intervention in pediatric oncology. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 18(3), 25-36.

Delextrat, A., Bateman, J., Esser, P., Targen, N., & Dawes, H. (2016). The potential benefits of Zumba Gold® in people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s: Feasibility and effects of dance styles and number of sessions. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 27, 68–73.

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

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.

Eisen, K., Lawlor, C., Wu, C. D., & Mason, D. (2018). Reading and recovery expectations: Implementing a recovery-oriented bibliotherapy program in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 41(3), 243–245.

Ekins, C., & Owens, D. P. (2018). Drums Alive: A Research-Based Multi-Disciplinary Drumming Fitness and Body Health and Wellness. PALAESTRA, 32(4), 22–28.

Ekins, C., Wright, J., Schulz, H., Wright, P. R., Owens, D., Miller, W., & Words, K. (2019). Effects of a Drums Alive Kids Beats Intervention on Motor Skills and Behavior in Children with Intellectual Disabilities. PALAESTRA, 33(2).

Ford, D. Y., Walters, N. M., Byrd, J. A., & Harris, B. N. (2019). I Want to Read About Me: Engaging and Empowering Gifted Black Girls Using Multicultural Literature and Bibliotherapy. Gifted Child Today, 42(1), 53–57.

Hazlett-Stevens, H., & Oren, Y. (2017). Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Bibliotherapy: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(6), 626–637.

Krishnan, S., Tokar, T. N., Boylan, M. M., Griffin, K., Feng, D., Mcmurry, L., … Cooper, J. A. (2015). Zumba® Dance Improves Health in Overweight/Obese or Type 2 Diabetic Women. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(1), 109–120.

Litchke, L. G., & Bracken, M. M. (2018). A qualitative study on the social-emotional benefits of Drumtastic Ability Beats® for children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(3), 37–47.

Lucas, C. V., Teixeira, D., Soares, L., & Oliveira, F. (2019). Bibliotherapy as a hope-building tool in educational settings. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 32(4), 199–213.

Malibiran, R., Tariman, J., & Amer, K. (2018). Bibliotherapy: Appraisal of Evidence for Patients Diagnosed With Cancer. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 22(4), 377–380.

McCulliss, D., & Chamberlain, D. (2013). Bibliotherapy for youth and adolescents—School-based application and research. Journal of Poetry Therapy, 26(1), 13–40.

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

Mumbauer, J., & Kelchner, V. (2017). Promoting Mental Health Literacy through Bibliotherapy in School-Based Settings. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 1096-2409-21.1.

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.

Powell, A., Alcom, K., Lindsay, K. (2017). Effect of coloring on student stress levels. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(1), 9

Qi, M., Zhu, Y., Zhang, L., Wu, T., & Wang, J. (2018). The effect of aerobic dance intervention on brain spontaneous activity in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A resting‑state functional MRI study. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, 715–722.

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.

Razon, S., Powers, S., Pursglove, L., Zupin, D., & Judge, L. W. (2019). Zumba in the Postindustrial Midwest: Minority Women and Access to Physical Fitness. The Physical Educator, 76(3), 813–831.

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.

Rokka, S., Mavridis, G., & Kouli, O. (2010). the Impact of Exercise Intensity on Mood State of Particiapants in Dance Aerobics Programs. Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 17(3), 241–245.

Stonnington, C. M., Krell-Roesch, J., Locke, D. E. C., Hentz, J. G., Dueck, A. C., Geda, Y. E., … Caselli, R. J. (2020). Impact of Zumba on Cognition and Quality of Life is Independent of APOE4 Carrier Status in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Women: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias®, 35, 153331751986837.

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.

Willemin, T., Litchke, L. G., Liu, T., & Ekins, C. (2018). Social emotional effects of drumtastic®: A dyadic within-group drumming pilot program for children with autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Special Education, 33(1), 94–103.

Wootton, B. M., Steinman, S. A., Czerniawski, A., Norris, K., Baptie, C., Diefenbach, G., & Tolin, D. F. (2018). An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Transdiagnostic Bibliotherapy Program for Anxiety and Related Disorders: Results From Two Studies Using a Benchmarking Approach. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 42(5), 565–580.