Assamagan, S. (2012). Women, Wind and (Other) Dangerous Elements: Veil Dancing Through An Anthropological Dance/Therapy Lens.  Unpublished Article. 

Assamagan, S. (2011).  A Callipygous Celebration. The Derrière. Descartes, and Dance Movement Therapy. Unpublished Article. 

Assamagan, S. (1992).  Slavery and Contract Motherhood. A "Racialized" Objection to the Autonomy Arguments.  In Issues in the New Reproductive Technologies. Edit. Helen Bequaert Holmes.  New York University Press, pp 349-366.
Awais, Y. J., & Yali, A. M. (accepted). Efforts in increasing racial and ethnic diversity in the field of art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.

Awais, Y. J., & Yali, A. M. (2013). A call for diversity: The need to recruit and retain ethnic minority art therapy students in art therapy. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, (30)3, 130-134. doi: 10.1080/07421656.2013.819284.

Awais, Y.J. (2013).  Reframing identity: Art therapy in Saudi Arabia (pp. 267-276). In P. Howie, S.Prasad, & J. Kristel (Eds.), Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Awais, Y.J. (2011).  Revolution calling: Rehabilitative art therapy in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 18, 11, 600-601.

Blausey, D., & Awais, Y.J. (2013).  HIV/AIDS: Reflecting on 15 Years in New York City (pp. 214-224). In P. Howie, S. Prasad, & J. Kristel (Eds.), Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations: Crossing Cultures and Abilities. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Coates, T., (2014)  The Case for Reparations.  The Atlantic.  Access article at:

Dixon Gottschild, B. (2003).  The Black Dancing Body.  A Geography from Coon to Cool. Palgrave MacMillan.

Hays, P. A. (2008). Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jenkins-Hayden, L.M, (2011).  Movement Encounters in Black and White: Understanding Issues of Race and Cultural Competency in Dance/Movement Therapy.  Master Thesis.  Available for purchase at:

Leary, J. D. (2005). Post traumatic slave syndrome: America's legacy of enduring injury and healing. Milwaukie, OR: Uptone Press.

Rivera, M.E. (2012). Healing aspects of Bomba: An Authoethnographic Study. The BAAD Review (1 (1) 8-14pp.

The following resources were chosen by various

CATs of Color members who felt the content was valuable and spoke to issues around diversity and creative arts therapy. 

The majority of the publications were written by current CATs of Color members themselves!

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