Art Therapy for Social Justice: Radical Intersections edited by Savneet K. Talwar (2019), Routledge Books, New York: NY, 218 pp, black & white figures.,

$39.95, ISBB-13: 978-113890969

Reviewed by Nadine Cohen, Ed.S., NCSP, ATR

In this wonderful and timely book, Savneet Ta...

February 3, 2019


     I am a white, queer, nonbinary trans music therapist. The artwork shared from this project emerged from a collaboration with a cis artist who sought to artistically represent trans and nonbinary students on our university’s campus. I experienced a lot of frustr...

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                                                                     Art by Sophie Labelle (Assigned Male Comics)...

  Photo credit: Nancy Herard-Marshall

         Colonization, chattel slavery, genocide, religious, and racial persecution of Africans and their descendants in the Americas by the European empires continues to be ever present in the collective psyche of members of the Af...

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Clifford R. Joseph, age 96, receives the inaugural Cliff Joseph Award and honorarium given by the CPAT think tank in recognition of an educational career that has exemplified a radically transformative vision of the creative arts therapies that is committed to anti-rac...

Photo credit: Jonas Verstuyft

The NYU Program in Drama Therapy has, for many years, maintained a clinical internship site at Hamilton Madison House, a community-based multi-service organization in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Hamilton Madison House offers a broad range of cli...

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