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Getting Started

“‘ I could draw it,’ a dreamer often says to us, ‘but I don’t know how to say it.’” So said Sigmund Freud (1963, p. 90). Considering that Freud regarded dreams to be “the royal road to the unconscious,” it is surprising that he did not ask his patients to do so.

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science ( Credo Reference data base)

Writing a paper- how to begin


When you write a paper or give a presentation you need to have a topic( thesis topic), and you must reference your sources according to one citation manual.

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Take a moment to think about your topic.

Define your topic by asking yourself a set of questions. Turn your topic into a research question (a thesis topic).

Think of words and phrases to use in a search for information regarding your topic. If nothing works, change your search terms to find more specific or more general information. Remember you can always ask for research help from a librarian.

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Journal Locator

The following journals are available:

American Journal of Art Therapy (1990-2002)

American Journal of Dance Therapy

Art Psychotherapy ( 1973-1979)

Art  Therapy Online

Arts in Psychotherapy ( 1980-1994)

Body, Movement &Dance Psychotherapy

Bulletin of Art Therapy (1961-1969)

Exceptional Children

Inscape: The Journal of British Association of Art Therapists (1997-2004)

International Journal of Art Therapy

International Journal of Education & the Arts

Journal of Abnormal Psychology

Journal of Dance Education

Journal of Marriage and the Family

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity & the Arts

Psychology Today


Research in Dance Education

Subject Guide

Art Therapy Encompasses Many Areas