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Information Session: MA in Art Therapy

Gioia Chilton

Gioia Chilton

Title:
Professorial Lecturer

Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC is a Doctor of Philosophy Candidate at Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Ph.D. Program. She is currently completing her dissertation titled, An Arts-Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions within the Intersubjective Art Making Process. Gioia is adjunct faculty at the George Washington University’s Graduate Art Therapy Program and at Marymount University. She has a special interest in positive psychology and is co-founder of Creative Wellbeing Workshops. She lectures nationally on topics such as arts-based research and art therapy and positive psychology.

Current Research

Positive Psychology and Art Therapy; Supervision, Artistic Media and Methods, Community Building though Collaborative Artistic Processes.

Publications

Chilton, G. (2013). "Art Therapy and Flow: A Review of the Literature and Applications". Art Therapy:Journal of the American Art Therapy Association,30(2), 64-70.

Wilkinson, R. A. & Chilton, G. (2013). "Positive Art Therapy: Linking Positive Psychology to Art Therapy Theory, Practice, and Research". Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 30(1), 4-11. 

Gerber, N., Templeton, E., Chilton, G., Cohen Liebman, Manders E., & Shim, M. (2012). "Art based research as a pedagogical approach studying intersubjectivity in the Creative Arts Therapies". Journal of Applied Arts and Health, 3(1) 39-48.

Schreibman, R. & Chilton, G. (2012). "Small waterfalls in art therapy supervision: A poetic appreciative inquiry" [Special Issue: Art Therapy Education]. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 29(4), 188-191.

Chilton, G. & Wilkinson, R.A. (2009). "Positive Art Therapy: Envisioning the intersection of Art Therapy and Positive Psychology". Australia and New Zealand Journal of Art Therapy, 4 (1) 27-35.

Chilton, G., Gerity, L., LaVorgna-Smith, M., & MacMichael, H. (2009). "An on-line art exchange group: 14 secrets for a happy artist’s life". Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 26(2) 66-72.

Chilton, G. (2007). "Altered books in art therapy with adolescents". Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 24(2), 59-63.


In Process

Chilton, G. & Leavy, P. (in press). "Arts-Based Research Practice: Merging Social Research and the Creative Arts". In P. Leavy (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research (forthcoming). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chilton, G. (in press). "What If The Critical Dialogue Was Drawn, Not Spoken: Using Arts-Based Research and Art Therapy Practices as a Pedagogy of the Oppressed". Manuscript accepted for publication, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies.

Chilton, G. (in press). "Altered Inquiry: Discovering Arts-Based Research through an Altered Book". Manuscript accepted for publication, International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Chilton, G. (in press). "Arts Based Research" [Review of the book, Arts Based Research by T. Barone & E. W. Eisner]. Manuscript accepted for publication, Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Manders, E. & Chilton, G. (in press). "Translating the Essence of the Dance: Rendering Meaning in Artistic Inquiry of the Creative Arts Therapies". Manuscript accepted for publication, International Journal of Education and the Arts.

Gerber, N., Templeton, E., Chilton, G., Cohen Liebman, Manders E., & Shim, M. (in press). "Art based research as a pedagogical approach studying intersubjectivity in the Creative Arts Therapies". In Art as Research: Opportunities & Challenges, S. McNiff, (Ed.) University of Chicago Press/Intellects Books.

Classes Taught

Advanced Issues in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy: Understanding Your Client Through Art
Advanced Issues in Psychotherapy and Art Therapy: Positive Psychology
Practicum Supervision