Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal
Call for Papers
The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal is the official journal of the Canadian Art Therapy Association/l'Association canadienne d'art-thérapie (CATA/ACAT). It aims to enhance the profession and practice of art therapy through publishing ethical, empirical, and original scholarly research.
In addition to research articles, the journal welcomes submissions under the following headings:
Art Therapy in Practice (Practical Applications and Tools of Art Therapy)
A heading for inquiries integrating practice based art therapy research, helpful descriptions of art therapy work, front-line program descriptions, and art therapy innovations. The work is grounded in art therapy literature and contemporary research. The length of submissions is approximately 2,000-3,000 words including photographs.
Art Therapy Approaches (Theoretical Contemplations)
This section includes theoretical discussions about contemporary and historical art therapy practices. The work is grounded in art therapy theory, literature and contemporary research. The length of submissions is approximately 2,000-3,000 words including photographs.
Soundings (Perspectives, Opinions, Proposals, Artistic Responses)
A category for succinct submissions describing a particular area of relevance to art therapy that highlights innovation, artistic ingenuity and imaginative perspectives. Its intention is to incorporate pioneering ideas, creative responses and aesthetic resonance. The writing style may be expressive, poetic or literary while still retaining references to art therapy theory and practice and APA standards of academic writing (APA Publication Manual, 6th edition). The length of submissions is approximately 2,000 words including photographs.
Preparation of Manuscript:
Submissions should be sent in both .pdf and MS Word format. Submissions should not include headers or footers or any other types of special formatting. All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Each article should be summarized in an abstract between 100 and 250 words. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract.