Expressive Arts Therapy students and faculty are involved in numerous publications, presentations and performances at professional conferences at the local, regional, national, and international level.
Students edit and publish a peer-reviewed journal in expressive arts, Headwaters: Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy. Headwaters welcomes submissions of poetry, visual arts and scholarly writing. Guidelines for Contributors may be obtained by emailing: email@example.com.
Students and faculty present and perform at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conferences. Presentations have included or will include "Stories of Stones: Expressive Arts and the Earth," "Dreaming Peace: Dreamwork and Expressive Arts for Peace and Transformation," and "Therapeutic Writing: The Power of the Written Word."
Students and faculty have co-facilitated experiential and educational workshops at the Keele University Counselling Conference in Stafford, England in order to introduce the expressive arts to students, educators, and practitioners in their region of study and clinical practice. View a slideshow of the Summer 2007 Keele University Counselling Conference HERE.
Visiting Faculty from Appalachian created and performed a dance/music/poetry piece called "Breath. . . Essence. . . Offering" with students and faculty from eight countries at the International Arts Festival at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland .
Students and faculty regularly present and perform at conferences of the North Carolina Counseling Association and the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors on ecotherapy, storytelling, dreamwork, therapeutic photography, expressive arts therapy, and creative methods of teaching and supervision in counseling.
Sticks, Stones, Skins, and Bones: Reclaiming the Ancient Roots of Psychotherapy" is the title of a faculty presentation at the American Academy of Psychotherapists Annual Conference. "Expressive Arts Therapy: Ancient Roots, Progressive Pathways in Healing" was a presentation by students and faculty at the American Dance Therapy Association Annual Conference. "Building Community Through the Arts: A Participatory Performance" was a faculty presentation at the Association for Integrative Studies Annual Conference.
Faculty publications in expressive arts therapy appear in numerous professional books and journals, such as Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy, Poiesis: Journal of the Arts and Communication, Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, Crossing Boundaries: Explorations in Therapy and the Arts, Expressive Arts Therapy: Creative Process in Art and Life, and The Sourcebook in Expressive Arts Therapy.