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Research Assistant Opportunity

Art, Neuroscience and Related Therapeutics [Research Assistantship]

Professor: Juliet King


Department: Art Therapy


Title: Art, Neuroscience and Related Therapeutics


Description: This project has several arms and is intended to generate academic publications that correspond with the topics of art, neuroscience and related therapeutics. Writing through a neuroaesthetic lens, this work

looks at the capacities of creative expression within the context of the therapeutic relationship. A primary purpose of all publications is to suggest a range of methodologies that might be applied to more fully understand the science behind the Creative Arts Therapies with a particular focus on neuroimaging and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI). Publications include the development of a second edition of the textbook Art Therapy, Trauma and Neuroscience: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives; Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), Art and Related Therapeutics (focusing on the need to develop more communicative tools for patients that have neurological disease); Art Therapy and Museum Education: A Neuroaesthetic perspective to

defining intervention strategies for patients with Dementia; The Creative Arts Therapies and Mobile Brain/Body Imaging:Implications for the future; Edited text on Neuroaesthetics and Therapeutics: Translational Research and Impact Thinking


Duties: Obtain and organize available literature to support theoretical framework for chapters; develop systems to track supporting data; work with author on references and citations; organize elements of publications and

outreach to corresponding authors, edit chapters and articles as necessary for content, grammar, etc; contribution to theory and framework if interested!


Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week (average)


Credit hour option*: 2


Submit Cover Letter/Resume to: kingjul@gwu.edu

*If credit is sought, all registration deadlines and requirements must be met. Students selected to be research assistants should contact Ben Faulkner at benfaulkner@gwu.edu whether they intend to pursue credit or not.