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Understanding Art Therapy with Dr. David Gussak

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
  • 10 Peachtree Center Ave. SE
  • Atlanta, GA 30303

David GussakArt, art history, law, psychology and criminology come together in the field of Forensic Art Therapy,  which uses art as evidence to help resolve legal disputes.

David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC., is a professor in The Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy program. He is also the project coordinator for the FSU/Fl Department of Corrections Art Therapy in Prisons Program. He has presented extensively internationally and nationally on forensic art therapy and art therapy in forensic settings. Among his numerous journal and chapter publications, he has also authored his own books, including, among others, "Art on Trial: Art Therapy for Capital Murder Cases" (Columbia University Press), and the soon to be released "Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity" (Routledge Publishing). He is also the co-editor [with Dr. Marcia Rosal] and contributing author of "The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy". Dr. Gussak is working on his latest book on the relationship between art and violence for the Oxford University Press.


Understanding Art Therapy

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