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Comment & Response
December 9/23, 2013

The Challenge of Definition and Moving Creative Arts Therapy Research Forward

Author Affiliations
  • 1Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2The ArtReach Foundation Inc, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 3Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(22):2094-2095. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10494

To the Editor Bradt and Goodill1 rightfully raise the issue of a definition of creative arts therapy (CAT). The definition continues to be disputed in the CAT community.2-4 Although the purpose of our study5 was not to define CAT, the issue of definition was addressed by our group in consort with CAT therapists during review preparation.