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I will be co-editing a book on the use of the creative therapies with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning (LGBTQ) population with Dr. Shay Harris. It has been accepted for publication by Charles C. Thomas Publishers. I am looking for chapter proposals on art, play, dance, music, drama, psychodrama, poetry, animal assisted therapy, and other creative/expressive therapies with a specific focus on issues critical for this population. Chapters on individual, family, and group approaches are welcome. Also, if you engage in creative art therapies supervision, we are welcoming chapters that combine supervision with the creative therapies and the LGBTQ population.  Additionally, of interest are chapters dealing with legal and ethical issues with respect to the LGBTQ population and the creative arts.

Instructions to Prospective Authors: After selecting the creative modality that is your area of expertise, please narrow your focus to one of the following subcategories – work with children/teens, adults, or families.

This will be highly competitive as we are only selecting a limited number of chapters.

Art Therapy:

Play Therapy:

Dance/Movement Therapy:

Music Therapy:

Drama Therapy:

Poetry Therapy:

Animal Assisted Therapy:

Special Chapters:

  • Ethical considerations
  • Legal issues – how to present in court proceedings
  • Supervision issues


  • Please Follow the Submission Criteria:
  • The document must be submitted in MS Word (.doc, .docx, or .rtf) and virus checked prior to sending.
  • Your biography, credentials, and all contact information should appear at the end of the document – phone number, address, preferred email, and please give alternate email addresses, as they tend to change.
  • The proposal must be written in APA 6th edition style (how you cite your sources and list your references will be a strong criteria for acceptance) – write the document in Times New Roman font, size 12.
  • The article MUST use credible references (journal articles and books rather than websites) and theory from the field to support using 2014 and 2015 references.
  • The proposal should be 3 pages, with references, and contain a one-paragraph biography of your work, education, writing experience, and practical experience with counseling across cultures. Please submit the documents as MS Word documents
  • Please put this in one document.

I. Introduction

II. Special population – (children, teens, adults)

III. Creative approach – (art, play, dance, music, drama, poetry or other creative modality and LGBTQ issues

IV. Rationale – why would this chapter be of interest to students, educators, and therapists, and other creative practitioners?

V. Conclusion

VI. Reference list

VII. One paragraph Bio outlining credentials, educational experience, and work experience with this special population

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Brooke at for inquiries and submissions. If you need to send attachments, I will give you instructions on sending them to me after our first contact and be sure to put "The Creative Therapies and LGBTQ " in your subject section. Please send the proposal in a Word document containing your full name, credentials, e-mail, phone number, and other contact information within the document.

Pictures: Your chapter will be limited to approximately five pictures, submitted in .jpeg format. A publication release form must accompany any pictures you send.

The deadline for the proposal is March 15, 2017.

If you have questions or need additional information, please use my contact form for inquiries and submissions - I look forward to hearing from you!

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