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Expressive Therapies

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Search for Print Books, eBooks & Streaming Media using the FLO Catalog

Getting Started: Keywords for Research

Suggested keywords for researching Expressive Arts Therapy.

Suggested Databases for Searching (Specialized)

Suggested Databases for Searching (Interdisciplinary)

Featured eBooks

Streaming Video Databases

Looking for streaming videos?

Try the Academic Video Online (AVON) database. Academic Video Online (AVON), also referred to as Alexander Street Video, is a multidisciplinary database offering access to tens of thousands of full-length streaming video titles including documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and more. Videos are transcribed in addition to being indexed for subjects, people, places, release date, language, publisher, and video type.

Also try the database. produces and publishes training videos in the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, and addiction treatment. The library makes available the Full Collection and the Social Work Collection.

Selected Journals

  • Arts and Health - Full-text available from 2009-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2009-2020.  Call number: Periodical RC489.A7 A786
  • Arts in Psychotherapy - Full-text available from 1980-Present.  Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 1980-Present.  Call number: Periodical RC489.A7 A76
  • Creativity & Human Development - Full-text available from 2013-Present.
  • Journal of Applied Arts & Health - Full-text available from 2010-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2010-2021. Call number: Periodical RC489.A72 J68
  • Journal of Creativity in Mental Health  - Full-text available from 2005-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2010-Present. Call number: Periodical BF636.5 .J68
  • Poiesis - Not available online. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 1999-2013. Call number: Periodical RC489.A72 P6
  • Pratt Institute Creative Arts Therapy Review - Not available online. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 1980-1995.  Call number: Periodical RC489.A7 .P73
  • Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts - Full-text available from 2006-Present. Print copies available at Sherrill Library from 2007-2021. Call number: BH1 .P79

Featured Resources

The Sherrill Library has a special resource for educators, therapists, counselors to use called the Teaching Resource Center, which is a collection of manipulatives, textbooks, picture books, leveled readers and juvenile fiction and non fiction.

The most effective way to search the collection is to go to the FLO catalog, select the "Advanced Search" option and scroll down the "Location" tab option to find "Lesley-Sherrill Teaching Resources Collection".  Once you have that highlighted, go back above to the search box and start searching!