Author: Tony Zhou
It was three years ago when the first issue of CAET was launched. Now looking back, I, together with our team – and especially the EEC members – feel very proud of what we have achieved so far. We have published over 80 articles in the past seven issues and converted CAET into an open access journal, making it a premier resource both for the public and for professionals working in this field.
Author: Stephen Levine
CAET is proud to introduce the following series of articles from representatives of the South Asian and Pacific region, most of whose authors belong to ANZACATA (The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association). The mandate of our journal is to present perspectives on the arts in education and therapy from both East and West, focusing on China and its neighbors. The introductory piece by Ronald P.M.H. Lay, a North American art therapist and educator who is based in Singapore, raises significant issues about the kind of cross-cultural encounter that our journal wishes to foster.
Authors: Ronald P.M.H. Lay
The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) is uniquely positioned, geographically and philosophically, in terms of art therapy practice, training, and the ongoing development of this discipline in the Asia Pacific region. Acknowledgement of, respective for, and an embracing of culture, cultural traditions, and practices that are culturally relevant are some of the fundamentals at the core of this art therapy membership organization.
Authors: The CAET Executive Editorial Committee
The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA) is an international professional organization that uniquely embodies the mission of our journal and its commitment to East-West dialogue and cooperation. The editors are grateful to the contributing authors for their involvement in this issue and we strongly encourage future submissions exploring Eastern and Western perspectives from the ANZACATA community. We admire the Association’s journal, ANZJAT https://www.anzacata.org/Journal, as a leading international publication and hope that the East-West focus of this journal can complement it through its focus on China and its neighbors. ANZACATA members are doing so much on an ongoing practical basis to realize the aspirations of Creative Arts in Education and Therapy: Eastern and Western Perspectives and we look forward to ongoing cooperation.
Author: Stephen Levine
Towards the end of 2017, I had the pleasure of teaching in New Zealand and Australia with students and faculty practicing and studying the Expressive Arts. While there, I found a rich diversity of practitioners using the arts in therapy, education and research. CAET is pleased to present some of this work, essays, poems and images, all of which testify to the creative energy of these practitioners. “Lightly threaded” is a good metaphor for the material presented here. Rather than a systematic treatise, the work in this issue is highly individual, reflecting the personal experience of the authors. We must always remember that the arts begin with the passion and intention of the person. It is only afterwards that a pattern begins to emerge. These pieces stem from such passion and intention. They are “lightly threaded” together, in the way that a collection of sticks covered with yarn or pieces of fabric made into a quilt come together. As Deborah Green comments, what holds them together is “poietic presense” (the second “s” signifying the sensible and sensual nature of the work).
Authors: Stephen K. Levine, Ph. D., D.S.Sc.
Zhang Huan, 張洹; born 1965, is an internationally known contemporary Chinese artist whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums both in China and in the West. He is best known as a performance artist in the West, making pieces involving his own body and that of others and often subjecting them to extreme conditions. However, even during this period of his work, Zhang Huan has always tried to show spiritual being manifesting itself through bodily suffering. In recent years his artwork has taken a more obvious spiritual turn, using ash from temple incense and often referring to Buddhist themes and images expressing the transitory character of human life.
Authors: Robert Landy
This article describes a journey by the author to China where he documents in words and photographs the lives of people from minority cultures, especially the Miao and the Dong. In further in reflecting on the journey, the author acknowledges the impact of his mentor – a refuge from mainland China in 1949 – and his own heritage as an American Jew descended from generations of East European Jews displaced by pograms and by the Holocaust.
Creative Arts Education and Therapy (CAET) webinar series launched CAET在线系列讲座《创造性艺术教育与治疗 一 历史, 应用和前沿》即将推出
At the end of 2018, a webinar series Creative Arts Education and Therapy – History, Applications and Frontiers will be launched by Inspirees Institute and CAET Journal in affiliation with the Chinese Group of Arts Therapy associated with the Chinese Psychological Society. This series aims to bring professionals in arts education and therapy together throughout the world in order to stimulate a critical dialogue and to facilitate the networking opportunities that will strengthen our profession in line with the mission of CAET.
Some of the most influential and promising educators, therapists and scientists will present webinars in this series – including Robert Landy, Sue Jennings, Dick Swaab, Elissa White, Guo Haiping, Mitchell Kossak, et al. The complete series consists of 37 sessions in seven modules in education and therapy relating to different art forms of music, drama, dance, expressive art, poetry and play. The six seasons will run from December 2018 through January 2020 – making it (within this field) the biggest webinar series in the world.
Some of the speakers from CAET webinar series will be selected to present at the CAET World Forum held live in both China and abroad from 2019. The revenues from this webinar series will be used to sponsor the open access publishing of CAET journal.
At this point, 35 partner institutions have joined the CAET webinar series – including universities, training institutes, professional societies, hospitals, performing groups, museums and media – both in China and abroad. This will help us to build up the network for future international collaboration between China and the West.
一些最有影响力和最有潜力的教育家、治疗师和科学家将在本在线系列讲座中进行报告, 包括Robert Landy, Sue Jennings, Dick Swaab, Elissa White, 郭海平, Mitchell Kossak等等。 整个系列一共37讲，七个模块，包含艺术教育和治疗中不同的艺术形式 – 音乐、戏剧、舞蹈、美术、诗歌和游戏等。系列总共六季，将从2018年12月一直持续到 2020年1月, 使之成为世界上迄今为止本领域最大的网络研讨会系列。
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