BIAA Oct 2018

     Welcome to the reference/works cited page for my presentation(s) at the Brain Injury Association of America Maine state conference – Defining Moments in Brain Injury.  The works listed below were used to create and inform my presentation “Art as Therapy – an Introduction to the Physiological and Emotional Benefits”.

     If you come across any broken links, please let me know by emailing me at .  Thank you!

BIAA Ornament Session Oct2018. (5)
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Reference List



3. Potash, Jordan S. “Special Issue on Medical Art Therapy.” Art Therapy, vol. 35, no. 2, 2018, pp. 58–59., doi:10.1080/07421656.2018.1490615.

4. Lesser, Casey. “How Art Is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD.” Artsy, 6 Nov. 2017,

5. Lusebrink, Vija B. “Art Therapy and the Brain: An Attempt to Understand the Underlying Processes of Art Expression in Therapy.” Art Therapy, vol. 21, no. 3, 2004, pp. 125–135., doi:10.1080/07421656.2004.10129496.

6. “Art Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injuries.” Neuro International, 6 Mar. 2017,

7. “Blog.” The Role of Art in Brain Injury Recovery | Brooks Rehabilitation,

8. Luther, Tom. “Bio.” Tom Luther,

9. “Art Therapy Program.” Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery,

10. Rugnetta, Michael. “Neuroplasticity.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 15 June 2017,

11. Regev, Dafna, and Liat Cohen-Yatziv. “Effectiveness of Art Therapy With Adult Clients in 2018—What Progress Has Been Made?” Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, 2018, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01531.

12. “Patch Adams.” Gesundheit! Institute,

13. Morris, John. “Creativity – An Overview.” Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Summer Institute. Maine Arts Leadership Initiative Summer Institute.

14. Plucker, J. A., R. A. Beghetto, and G. T. Dow. (2004). “Why isn’t creativity more important to educational psychologists? Potentials, pitfalls, and future directions in creativity research.” Educational Psychologist 39(2): 83–96.

15. Irimia, Andrei, and John Van Horn. “Functional Neuroimaging of Traumatic Brain Injury: Advances and Clinical Utility.” Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2015, p. 2355., doi:10.2147/ndt.s79174.

16. Walker, William C. “Motor Impairment after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Multicenter Study.” The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 44, no. 7, 2007, pp. 975–982., doi:10.1682/jrrd.2006.12.0158.


Aphasia: loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage

Cognitiveof, relating to, being, or involving conscious intellectual activity (such as thinking, reasoning, or remembering)

Creative process: a system of processes, sometimes framed as the interaction of a divergent stage and a convergent stage of thinking

Creativity: the ability to create

          Creativity is the interaction among
aptitude, process and environment by which an individual or group
produces a perceptible product that is both novel and useful as
defined within a social context.

Dysarthria: difficulty in articulating words due to disease of the central nervous system

Dysphasia: loss of or deficiency in the power to use or understand language as a result of injury to or disease of the brain

Haptic: relating to or based on the sense of touch

Kinesthetica sense mediated by receptors located in muscles, tendons, and joints and stimulated by bodily movements and tensions

Neuroplasticity the capacity for continuous alteration of the neural pathways and synapses of the living brain and nervous system in response to experience or injury

Sensorimotor : of, relating to, or functioning in both sensory and motor aspects of bodily activity

Creativity- An Overview by John Morris
Art Therapy and the Brain by Vija Lusebrink – PDF

Certified Art Therapists

         random selection as listed on in the Maine and greater Boston areas. For a complete list, please see

Hilary Chermak

Acadia Family Center

1 Fernald Point Rd Southwest Harbor, Maine

Cara Doran

Cara Doran LMHC, ATR

14 Cedar Street, Suite 215 Amesbury, Massachusetts

617 538 6905

Stephanie Musial

Creative Bridges, LLC

14 Cedar Street, Suite 203 Amesbury, Massachusetts


Alice S. S. Kinsler, M.A., A.T.R.

Concord Hospital

250 Pleasant St Concord, New Hampshire

603.227.7000 x3867

Lisa Euzukonis

Private Practice

1 East Main St, Suite 2 Georgetown, Massachusetts


Emily DeBenedictis

Gloucester, Massachusetts


Deborah Nathan LMHC, ATR

204 Lafayette Street Salem, Massachusetts


Sophie Glikson

Creative Pathways: Coaching, Supervision, Therapy

142 Walsh Street Medford, Massachusetts


Elaine Hawkes

McLean Hospital

115 Mill St Belmont, Massachusetts


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