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Drama & Expressive Arts Therapy
Research Guide

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Primary Resources

PsycInfo
The most useful resource for drama & expressive arts therapy research. Includes citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations. Includes materials both in and outside of CIIS' Library. Links to full text articles occasionally. Materials not owned by CIIS may be requested through the Library's Interlibrary Loan service.

CIIS Library Catalog
To find CIIS Library books, dissertations, and videos. Includes online books as well as print.

WorldCat
Books in NCCPL libraries and in libraries across the United States. Books not owned by CIIS may be requested through the Library's Interlibrary Loan service.

Search Tips: Drama Therapy

Simply typing in "drama therapy" will only reveal a small portion of the available literature. Choice of search terms has a tremendous impact on the outcome of your search. Different databases use different terminology, and none rely entirely on the phrase"drama therapy."

There is not an abundance of literature on the topic of drama therapy. Increase your search results by referencing articles in related fields, such as dance or movement therapy, that may share key concepts.

Search for the following terms as keywords:


Drama Therapy
Dramatherapy
Drama Therapeutic Use (not useful in PsycInfo)

Search for the following words and phrases from the advanced search screen as descriptors in PsycInfo or as keywords in the CIIS Library Catalog or WorldCat:


Creative Arts Therapy
Dance
Dance Therapy
Movement Therapy
Psychodrama
Recreation Therapy
Role Playing

In PsycInfo it may be useful to combine some or all of these terms using "or" in the advanced search screen and/or the "search history" feature. Next, search for other components of your topic separately. Combine those searches with the drama therapy search using the "search history" feature.

Search Tips: Expressive Arts Therapy

Simply typing in "expressive arts therapy" will only reveal a small portion of the available literature. Choice of search terms has a tremendous impact on the outcome of your search. Different databases use different terminology, and none rely entirely on the phrase "expressive arts therapy."

If you do not find sufficient literature on the specific topic you are investigating (e.g., watercolors), then expand your topic a bit (e.g., painting)

Search for the following words or phrases from the advanced search screen as descriptors in PsycInfo or as keywords in the CIIS Library Catalog or WorldCat:


Art Therapy
Crafts
Creative Arts Therapy
Creative Writing
Dance
Dance Therapy
Drawing
Movement Therapy
Music Therapy
Narratives
Painting (Art)
Photographic Art
Poetry Therapy
Prose
Sculpting
Singing
Storytelling

In PsycInfo it may be useful to combine some or all of these terms using "or" in the advanced search screen and/or the "search history" feature. Next, search for other components of your topic separately. Combine those searches with the expressive arts therapy search using the "search history" feature.

Selected Journals

Use CIIS Library's Interlibrary Loan service to obtain articles not available at CIIS.

American Journal of Dance Therapy

print 1996+, online 1997+
Art Journal
print 1993+, online 1994+
Art Psychotherapy
print 1973-1979
Art Therapy
print 1996+
Arts in Psychotherapy
print 1980+
Canadian Journal of Music Therapy
not at CIIS
Drama Review: TDR
print 1986-1992, 1998+; online 1998+
Dramatherapy
print 1999+; online 1997/98, 2000+
Journal of Aesthetic Education
print 1999+
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism
print 1996+
Journal of Music Therapy
print 1976, 1993+; online 1996+
Journal of Sandplay Therapy
print 1991+
Music Therapy Perspectives
not available in the Bay Area
Narrative Inquiry
print 1998+
Nordic Journal of Music Therapy
not available in the Bay Area
Pratt Institute Creative Arts Therapy Review
not available in the Bay Area
Psychology of Music
available at UC Berkeley

Additional Research Resources

CIIS Journal List
Journals that CIIS subscribes to. Includes both print and online journals.

Interlibrary Loan
Courier service offered through the CIIS Library. Will obtain books, dissertations, articles from outside CIIS. Allow two weeks for delivery.

NCCPL
A consortium of Bay Area psychology libraries open to CIIS students.

Research Assistance
Librarians will assist you with your research in person, on the phone, or online. See options under "Research Help."

UC Berkeley Ed/Psyc Library
The largest psychology collection in the Bay Area. CIIS students may use materials in the library but may not check materials out. Search Melvyl to determine book and journal holdings.

Organizations of Interest

American Art Therapy Association
American Dance Therapy Association
American Music Therapy Association
American Society of Group Therapy and Psychodrama
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association
International Playback Theater Network
National Association for Drama Therapy
National Association for Poetry Therapy

 


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November 6, 2013