Use of technology and software applications for therapeutic collage making

Leigh Ann Diggs, Margaret Lubas, Gianluca De Leo

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Art therapists employ a variety of media, materials and processes during therapy sessions. The increase of technology among the general population and within counselling practice justifies interests in the use of digital media and software applications within art therapy. Technology can be added to expand upon current therapeutic interventions in art therapy, although the extent of its current use and acceptance in the field is not fully known. Specifically, digital collages may be used to increase the user's comfort and engagement with the collage process and decrease some logistical barriers that may exist. This article reviews the use of technology in art therapy, discusses the pros and cons of technology as applied to art therapy, addresses the role of the art therapist in technology-based interventions and presents software applications for creating digital collages that are available in today's market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Technology
  • art therapy
  • collage
  • digital media
  • software applications
  • therapeutic interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology


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