Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC and Cathy Malchiodi, Ph.D., LPCC, LCAT, ATR-BC have come together to create the first edition of FUSION, and e-zine.
Here’s most of the introductory letter sent via email by both co-founders to explain the zine;
There’s a “fusion” going on! In cooking, it’s a style of blending ingredients and techniques from different cultures; in music, it’s a blend of jazz and the repetitive rhythms of rock; and in life, it’s the result of creative mixing of ideas, qualities, and perspectives. In all cases, it includes a release of energy and the birth of something new. It’s time for FUSION, an e-zine especially for Planet Art Therapy inspired by members and work of the Art Therapy Alliance and International Art Therapy Organization [IATO], as well as a voice for news, stories, and the art therapy community worldwide!
The Art Therapy Alliance published two volumes and six issues throughout 2008 and 2009 when the Alliance was founded and started to grow. During 2009, the Art Therapy Alliance partnered with IATO to support its mission, values, and vision. The concept of merging our efforts to publish this e-zine for both communities was developed from our common commitment and outlook to provide quality resources and a sustainable connection for art therapists everywhere.
Our 18 page issue includes news, art and feature stories from all over the globe, as well as partnerships, special projects, and events taking place worldwide.
Gretchen Miller, MA, ATR-BC
Founder, Art Therapy Alliance
Cathy Malchiodi, Ph.D., LPCC, LCAT, ATR-BC
Founder, International Art Therapy Organization