Theorizing from the Margins

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Associate Professor Cathy Hyland-Moon


This article explores the concept of theory building as a collective, interdisciplinary practice that takes place in the art therapy studio as much as it takes place in the academy. Emphasis is given to the importance of the art therapist’s engagement in reflexive practice and of including marginalized perspectives in theory development. These understandings of theorizing are grounded in the author’s work in community based art studios.


Reflexivity, interdisciplinarity, community based art, collectivity, marginalized perspectives

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Panel 3. What is the theoretical ground on which art therapy stands?