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GMS Journal of Arts Therapies – Journal of Art-, Music-, Dance-, Drama- and Poetry-Therapy

Wissenschaftliche Fachgesellschaft für Künstlerische Therapien (WFKT)

ISSN 2629-3366


GMS Journal of Arts Therapies – Journal of Art-, Music-, Dance-, Drama- and Poetry-Therapy publishes scientific articles in and across the disciplines of art, music, dance, drama, and poetry therapy. It is the official organ of the German Scientific Association for Arts Therapies (Wissenschaftlichen Fachgesellschaft für Künstlerische Therapien, WFKT), founded in 2017, and is published regularly as an unrestricted open access journal. Published articles are thus available worldwide to all interested parties without any additional costs.

Submissions may include research articles, review articles, project reports, short communications, as well as discussion papers and comments on creative arts therapies, arts in medicine and psychotherapy, as well as arts and health. Submissions employing the entire spectrum of methodologies in the arts therapies are welcome, from evidence-based medicine and quantitative research, through research on therapeutic factors and clinical mechanisms, observational studies, qualitative research, case studies, and artistic inquiry to arts-based research. We advocate participatory and ethically reflected research principles.

Manuscripts submitted to GMS Journal of Arts Therapies are accepted in German and English. An English abstract is required for all publications.

Recent Publications
GMS Journal of Arts Therapies – Journal of Art-, Music-, Dance-, Drama- and Poetry-Therapy Volume 2

Originalarbeit Kunsttherapie

Die Wissenschaft der Kunsttherapie: Zum Selbstverständnis präverbaler Arbeit der Kunsttherapie – Reflexionen auf Themenspektren und Fundierungen am Beispiel der „Arbeit am Tonfeld“

Deuser H
GMS J Art Ther 2020; 2:Doc05 (20201110)
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Discussion Paper Art Therapy

Art therapy as the science of art therapeutic action. A discussion paper to determine the position of the German-speaking scientific community with regard to art therapy diagnostics and intervention

Elbing U
GMS J Art Ther 2020; 2:Doc04 (20200508)
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
Originalarbeit Kunsttherapie

Mit positiven Emotionen zu mehr Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden – ein kunsttherapeutisches Interventionskonzept zur Unterstützung belasteter Lehrer

Oepen R, Gruber H
GMS J Art Ther 2020; 2:Doc03 (20200310)
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]
Research Article Dance Movement Therapy

Indications and contraindications in dance movement therapy: learning from practitioners’ experience

Koch SC
GMS J Art Ther 2020; 2:Doc02 (20200228)
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Review Article Art Therapy

A research overview of three recent art intervention and therapy projects targeted at patients living with dementia

Seifert K
GMS J Art Ther 2020; 2:Doc01 (20200116)
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