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Manuscript deadline
15 December 2020

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Canadian Journal of Art Therapy

Special Issue Editor(s)

Haley Toll, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canadian Art Therapy Association
[email protected]

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Art Therapy Now More than Ever: Sustaining and Expanding Creative Practices in Unprecedented Times

The Canadian Journal of Art Therapy/Revue canadienne d’art-thérapie invites submissions with diverse research methodologies that address the importance, challenges, and possibilities of art therapy that can engage with social justice movements and address challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Art therapy, research, teaching and creative practices to address racism, oppression, transphobia and homophobia, and social inequities and work towards decolonization
  • Widening access to art therapy services, research, training/education, and support
  • Art therapy practices in addressing challenges, mental health concerns, and marginalization in the context of COVID-19
  • Art therapy practices in addressing the impacts of the pandemic, such as social isolation and loss
  • Possibilities, ethics, and experiences of virtual / online art therapy
  • Social justice, arts-based, critical, participatory action, and community-based art therapy research (among others)
  • Other topics related to our current experiences in the world today.

All articles will be published in the APA 7th Edition format: https://apastyle.apa.org/products/publication-manual-7th-edition/.


Types of articles:

Our journal accepts diverse forms of original empirical research from our authors that are guided by our Ethical Standards of Practice, including:

  • 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: [email protected]


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

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Submission Instructions

Submission Instructions:

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

Submissions should be sent in MS Word format and be blinded for peer review. 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. References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (Quick Reference Guide).

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


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