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

section I|25 pages

How Did We Get Here?

chapter 2|13 pages

The Early Days of Online Art Therapy

chapter 3|10 pages

Online Art Therapy

Experiences of Art Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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

chapter 5|11 pages

Virtual Art Therapy with Children, Teens, and Families

A New Framework for Clinical Practice

chapter 7|8 pages

The Screen as a Stage

Artistic Methods for Group Arts-Based Therapy via Zoom

chapter 8|10 pages

Keeping Up With the Times

Art Therapy Moves from Studio to Chat Room to Zoom

section 3|83 pages

Innovations in Training and Supervision

section 4|27 pages

Virtual Vistas