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Art Therapy


Welcome to the FSU Libraries' Art Therapy Research Guide

Photograph of art therapists at work.

Catalog Tips and Tricks

These are my recommendations for your best bets in researching Art Therapy topics. For additional links and resources please see the navigation bar on the left side of this research guide.

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for books in your subject area. Here are some examples for Art Therapy to get you started:

  • N --- Fine Arts
  • NB --- Sculpture
  • NC --- Drawing, Design, and Illustration
  • ND --- Painting
  • NE --- Print Media
  • NK --- Decorative Arts
  • NX --- Arts in General
  • RC (489) --- Therapeutics and Psychotherapy
  • TR --- Photography
  • TT --- Handicrafts, Arts, and Crafts

The following are just a few subject headings that may be used when searching the Libraries' catalog:

  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Alternative medicine
  • Art and mental illness
  • Art in hospitals
  • Art -- Psychology
  • Art therapists
  • Art therapy
  • Arts -- Therapeutic use
  • Child psychotherapy
  • Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects
  • Communication in art
  • Creation (literary, artistic, etc.) -- Therapeutic use
  • Drawing, Psychology of
  • Grief in art
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Imagery (psychology) -- Therapeutic use
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy
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