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Our Directors have been published in the Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal.  Click the title or icon below to download or read the articles. 

Attachment Informed Art Therapy: Throughout the Lifetime by Lucille Proulx

Attachment Informed Art Therapy: Strengthening Emotional Ties Throughout the Lifetime by Lucille Proulx.

Lucille Proulx is an artist, art therapist and founder of the Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy (CiiAT). She has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, author, and educator in the profession of art therapy. Lucille is an Honorary Life Member of both the Canadian Art Therapy Association and the Association des art-therapeutes du Quebec.

Throughout her career she has worked to support families through attachment-focused art therapy. She has a keen interest in the developmental stages of children and adults, and has promoted art therapy for children, families, and as a companion to lifelong learning and self-efficacy. As a mother of eight children, who combined motherhood with artistic pursuits and community activism, she is an advocate for creative expression within both domestic and civic life. Her exemplary work promoting art therapy internationally has established art therapy training programs in Thailand and Japan, in addition to promoting online education that reaches out to art therapy students throughout the world in conjunction with CiiAT. (To download the article or to read more click on the icon or title.)

Musing on Cultural Humility by Michelle Winkel

Musing on cultural Humility by Michelle Winkel.

Aspirations of multiculturalism in our society and therapeutic practices are developing conversations regarding cultural competency among mental health professionals. Given the complexity of cultural diversity, it can be helpful to frame cultural knowledge as a process rather than a goal – a process that does not assume authority, but rather a fluidity of addressing contributing factors to cultural identities. It also includes our beliefs and attitudes toward our clients and ourselves. These reflections incorporate cultural humility, as described in a thought-provoking article by Jaspreet Bal and Rapinder Kaur entitled “Cultural Humility in Art Therapy and Child and Youth Care: Reflections on Practice by Sikh Women.”

This article roots the theme of this special issue entitled Creative Agency and Political Responses Through Arts Therapy, the 2017 theme of the Canadian Art Therapy Association conference held in Vancouver. (To download the article or to read more click on the icon or title.)