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Art Therapy

New Title and Open Issue

Submissions deadline
8 June 2020

A new year, a new decade and the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal has a new title: Canadian Journal of Art Therapy: Research, Practice, and Issues.

Over the past year, the Canadian Art Therapy Association Board and various stakeholders brainstormed new titles that are inclusive, clear, and appealing to wide readership and that reflect contemporary perspectives of art therapy. An online CATAJ Survey was then conducted to choose a new title. The title was chosen by a majority (56.6%) of respondents to the Survey, including CATA membership, journal Editorial Review Board Members, and team members of our publishing company: Taylor & Francis.

This upcoming issue seeks to be an open issue that explores our new title and includes a broad range of content about Canadian art therapy research, practice, and issues. We would also like to acknowledge, focus on, and explore effects and experiences related to COVID-19, which has quickly and deeply affected our personal and professional lives. Further embracing new changes, all articles will be published in the APA 7th Edition format: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition/.

Canadian Journal of Art Therapy: Research, Practice, and Issues

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Submission guidelines

Please submit your manuscript to the journal’s editorial manager system: https://www.editorialmanager.com/ucat/default.aspx

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Send submissions in MS Word format; blinded for peer review.
  • Manuscript format: typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides.
  • Do not include headers, footers or other types of special formatting.
  • Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper.
  • Provide an abstract that summarizes the article (100 to 250 words). Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.
  • Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (Quick Reference Guide) for guidelines to prepare references, citations, and general style of manuscripts).

For more information on submission guidelines, visit the journal's instructions for authors

For more information, please see: https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/submissions/

Note that the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal also accepts submissions on an ongoing basis for upcoming publications.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-care for art therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Ethical practices, resiliency, overcoming challenges of social distancing, and supporting clients and therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic (or any similar topics about innovative practices regarding the new coronavirus)
  • Art therapy expanding borders and boundaries
  • Collaborative practices among art therapists, participants, and other professionals
  • Art therapy practice and research informed by post-colonial, feminist, Anti-Oppressive Practice, and Critical Race Theory, and Critical Indigenous Theory
  • Art therapy in participatory community research and projects
  • Art(s)-based and transformative research
  • Reflexive art therapy and autoethnography
  • Innovative arts modalities in art therapy practice, education, and research
  • Eco-art therapy and art therapy in the environment
  • New technologies and art therapy
  • Art therapy and Indigenous research and teachings
  • International and intercultural art therapy
  • Art therapy collaborations with Arts in Medicine, Health, and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Art therapy informing public policy and community development
  • Among others

Types of articles:

The Canadian Journal of Art Therapy: Research, Practice, and Issues welcomes submissions of diverse forms of original empirical research that are guided by CATA’s Ethical Standards of Practice.

Submissions may include:

  • Art Therapy Research Articles: Articles that have a clear research methodological base and theoretical orientation. Length: 2000-4000 words, including photographs.
  • Art Therapy in Practice: Practical applications and tools of art therapy practice, based in contemporary literature and a theoretical orientation. Length: 2000-3000 words, including photographs.
  • Art Therapy Approaches: Theoretical contemplations and inquiries based on historical and contemporary research Length: 2000-3000 words, including photographs.
  • Soundings: Perspectives, opinions, proposals, and artistic responses. This research must also include theoretical orientation and relevant literature. Length: 2000 words including photographs.
  • Book Reviews: Please contact editor: journal@canadianarttherapy.org