This book provides a practical and research-based exploration of virtual art psychotherapy, and how its innovations are breaking new ground in the mental health field.

With seventeen chapters authored by leaders documenting their research on creative arts therapies online, along with findings from the Virtual Art Therapy Clinic, this volume presents examples, strategies, and experiences delivering arts-based therapeutic services and online education. Clinical practice examples support and provide evidence for the transition from in-person to virtual sessions.

By combining the collected expertise of all the contributing authors, this book encourages art therapists to support further growth in the field of virtual art therapy.

chapter 1|10 pages

Our Changing Role

Expanding the Reach of Art Therapy
ByMichelle Winkel

section I|25 pages

How Did We Get Here?

chapter 2|13 pages

The Early Days of Online Art Therapy

ByKate Collie

chapter 3|10 pages

Online Art Therapy

Experiences of Art Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
ByJessica A. Walters

section 2|71 pages

Clinical Perspectives

chapter 4|14 pages

Borders and Boundaries in Virtual Art Therapy

With excerpts of an interview with Girija Kaimal conducted in November 2020
ByMichelle Winkel

chapter 5|11 pages

Virtual Art Therapy with Children, Teens, and Families

A New Framework for Clinical Practice
ByKathryn Snyder

chapter 6|14 pages

Reaching City Youth with an Online Summer Arts Workshop in Los Angeles

ByJessica Bianchi, Amber Cromwell

chapter 7|8 pages

The Screen as a Stage

Artistic Methods for Group Arts-Based Therapy via Zoom
ByRonen Berger

chapter 8|10 pages

Keeping Up With the Times

Art Therapy Moves from Studio to Chat Room to Zoom
BySara Prins Hankinson, Kate Collie

chapter 9|12 pages

Reaching Older Adults Through Virtual Art Therapy

ByMargaret Carlock-Russo

section 3|83 pages

Innovations in Training and Supervision

chapter 10|15 pages

Squaring The Schaverien Triangle

ByLucille Proulx

chapter 11|11 pages

Evolution of a Virtual Art Therapy Open Studio

BySheila Lorenzo de la Peña, Carolyn Brown Treadon

chapter 12|13 pages

Cameras Off, Coffee On

Online Teaching and Learning in COVID-Times
ByMichele D. Rattigan

chapter 13|17 pages

Integrating Art Therapy with Nature-Based Practices

ByPamela Whitaker, Nicola Shaw, Michelle Winkel

chapter 14|7 pages

Online Art Therapy Classroom in Thailand

ByJo Patcharin Sughondhabirom

chapter 15|18 pages

Reducing Anxiety Levels During a Pandemic with Virtual Art Therapy

A Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study
ByHedaya AlDaleel, Haley Toll, Michelle Winkel, Christel Bodenbender

section 4|27 pages

Virtual Vistas

chapter 16|13 pages

Art Therapy with Virtual Reality

ByChristel Bodenbender

chapter 17|12 pages

Art Therapists and Digital Community

ByGretchen M. Miller