Juliet King

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Associate Professor of Art Therapy
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Juliet King MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC and is an Associate Professor in the Art Therapy Department at GWU and also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Professor King received her MA in Art Therapy from Hahnemann/Drexel University has two decades as a clinician, administrator and educator. She developed and implemented the graduate Art Therapy program at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN and her leadership has spearheaded the development of over 30 graduate student internships in the Indianapolis community and throughout the state. She also developed and continues to oversee the first Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine program at the Indiana University Neuroscience Center. Professor King’s research explores the systematic integration of art therapy and neuroscience with a particular focus on neuroaesthetics and Mobile Brain-Body Imaging (MoBI) as a method of understanding the mechanisms of change in the therapeutic process. In 2016 she wrote and edited a textbook titled Art therapy, trauma and neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. Currently Prof King is pursuing PhD study in Translational Health Sciences with a specialization in cognitive neuroscience.


King, J.L.(Ed.) (2016) Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives. New York, Routledge. 234 pp.


Wolf, D. & King, J. in Swan-Foster, N. Ed (2020) The Juxtaposition of Rupture and Repair: Exploring Trauma and Resilience with Women on the Paths of Childbearing, Birth and Motherhood. Art Therapy and Childbearing Issues. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003004837 NY: Routledge.


King, J.L., Kaimal, G., Konopka, L., Belkofer, C., Strang, C. (2019). Practical Applications of Neuroscience Informed Art Therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.


King, J.L., Kaimal, G. (2019). Approaches to Research in Art Therapy Using Imaging Technologies. Frontiers in Neuroscience vol. 13 2019. DOI=10.3389/fnhum.2019.00159


King, J.L. (2018). Summary of 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and Related Therapeutics. Frontiers in Psychology; Clinical and Health Psychology vol. 9 2018 DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01428   


King J.L., Knapp KE, Shaikh A, Li F, Sabau D, Pascuzzi RM, Osburn LL. Cortical Activity Changes after Art Making and Rote Motor Movement as Measured by EEG: A Preliminary Study. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research (BJSTR) Vol 1, Sept 2017  DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000366


Pascuzzi RM, King J.L. The Dropped Brow Sign in Psychogenic Pseudo-Myasthenic Ptosis. Ins Ophthal. 2017, 1:1.


King, J.L. (2018). Issues in Science and Technology. William Utermohlen: Series on Alzheimers Disease. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. The University of Texas, Arizona State University.


King, J.L. (2017) 2017 Report on 21st Century Great Conversations in Neuroscience, Art and related Therapeutics. Art Therapy Today Online; American Art Therapy Association


King, J.L (2017) 2017 Report on the International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Creativity and Innovation. Valencia, Spain. Art Therapy Today Online; American Art Therapy Association


King, J.L. (2017) Art Therapy in Palliative Care. Presentation in IUPUI Scholarworks: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/13689


King, J.L., Pascuzzi, R.M (2017) Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine Initiative for Physician Stress and Burnout. Reflections; IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Education


King, J.L (2016) 2016 Report on the International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Creativity and Innovation. Cancun, Mexico. Art Therapy Today Online; American Art Therapy Association


King, J.L. (2016) Monstrare: Imagination in Medicine. Presentation in IUPUI Scholarworks: https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/13690


King, J.L. in Wise, S. and Nash (2019) Art Therapy and the Neurobiology of Relationships in Multi Attunement Within Trauma Group Settings: The Art of Co Leadership. New York, Routledge


King, J.L. (2019). Introduction to Part IV: Cognitive and Medical Applications: How Can Arts and Neuroscience Research Improve Physical and Mental Health and Promote Wellbeing. In Contreras-Vidal, JL, Robleto, D., Cruz-Garcia, J., Azorin, A.M., Nam, Chang, S. Eds. (2019) Mobile Brain–Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity. Springer Nature Switzerland AG


King, J.L., Pascuzzi, R.M. in Gaydos, M., Elkis-Abuhoff, D. (Eds.) (2018) Art Therapy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Related Disorders (ALS) in Art and Expressive Therapies within a Medical Model: Clinical Applications. New York, Routledge


Pascuzzi, R., Bodkin, C., King, J.L.(2016) Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis and Related Disorders. In Federico, M., Asconape, J., Biller, J., Benarroch, E. Pardal, M.F., Nogues, M (Eds). Tratado de Neurologia. Buenos Aires, Editorial Arkadia.


King, J.L. (2015) Art Therapy: A Brain Based Profession. In Rosal, M. and Gussak, D. (Eds.) The Handbook of Art Therapy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Classes Taught

  • Trauma I
  • Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Special Projects
  • Research Methods
  • Art Therapy History and Theory