Call for Papers: Mindfulness and Creative Arts Therapies

Just received this call for papers. Please consider sending in your own!

We are seeking submissions on the clinical application of mindfulness and the expressive arts for a NEW BOOK on Mindfulness and the Creative Arts Therapies.  We have been in dialogue with a publisher who has expressed a serious intention to move forward with our proposal to co-edit a book on Mindfulness and the Creative Arts Therapies.  We also would appreciate passing this along to colleagues that you believe would enhance the quality and content of the book.
The section of the book that we are seeking submissions for is as follows:
Clinical Application of Mindfulness and Creative Arts Therapies (art, dance, drama, psychodrama, music, writing, intermodal, etc):  Theory and Practice (includes Mindfulness and Mindfulness Based Approaches (e.g . DBT, ACT, Focusing, Hakomi, etc.)

If you are interested in submitting a chapter for the book, please submit the following by November 30, 2010:

1.      Abstract consisting of 500 words (excluding references in the count), APA format.
•       Working Title of the Chapter
•       Please include: Introduction; spiritual and/or theoretical framework; clinical application (case, group example).
•       -Anticipated length (word count or double spaced pages, 12 PT, Times New Roman).
2.      1 Sample Mindfulness Arts Therapies exercise
3.      Summary paragraph of your qualifications and expertise to write on the subject
4.      Curriculum Vitae

Please email to:

Laury Rappaport:
Richard Carolan:

Proposals will be evaluated for clarity and suitability to the content of the book.

Thank you.  Please let us know if you have any other recommended contributors.

Thank you for taking the time to consider being a part of this exciting and meaningful project!


Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT
Associate Professor, Art Therapy Psychology Department
Notre Dame de Namur University

Richard Carolan, Ed.D., ATR-BC
Professor and Chair of Art Therapy Psychology Department
Notre Dame de Namur University

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