What We Know & How We Know It: Approaches to Research in Art Therapy with Dr. Girija Kaimal (5 CEUs)

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Date(s) - 04/22/2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

NYU Barney Building


As art therapists, we continually witness the positive impact of our work. Learn how to document evidence for research, funders and policy makers.

Dr. Girija Kaimal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Drexel University. Her research examines physiological and psychological outcomes of creative visual self-expression. Dr. Kaimal currently leads two federally funded studies examining arts-based approaches to health, including working with family caregivers of patients with terminal illnesses and art therapy for military service members.  She has led longitudinal evaluation research studies examining arts-based approaches to leadership development and teacher incentives and won national awards for her research. Dr. Kaimal is the Chair of the Research Committee for the American Art Therapy Association, Assessment Fellow for Drexel University, serves on the editorial boards of four journals,  the advisory boards of two educational foundations, and, is a practicing visual artist. Dr. Kaimal has a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Drexel University, and a Bachelor’s degree in design from the National Institute of Design in India.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize different research designs to evaluate art therapy practice.
  • Explore how research methods can evaluate client and practitioner performance towards outlined goals.
  • Understand how research data can provide evidence for effective clinical practice.

Description of Course Content

  • Participants will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental research practices for clinical practice.
  • Participants will identify recommended guidelines for IRB submission.

In collaboration with NYATA, this course qualifies for 5 LCAT Continuing education credits in NYS.

$100 for professionals, $75 for all NYU Alumni and NYATA Members, $50 for students.

Pre-registration is necessary as paperwork is required prior to the start of the event:

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