Winner’s story: Joy Chong

International Journal of Art Therapy – The Art Therapy New Practitioner Essay Prize

The degree of encouragement and acknowledgement the prize offered is invaluable and incredibly empowering, especially in terms of establishing a career as a newly qualified professional and an aspiring researcher.

BAAT prize pictureFirst of all, I would like to express my heartiest gratitude and appreciation to the editorial board of International Journal of Art Therapy (IJAT), British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and Routledge Mental Health for establishing this award. The award has encouraged and inspired the newly graduated me to continue to pursue my passion in interdisciplinary research and to advocate for the profession of art therapy through academic contribution.

Through the award, I was offered the fantastic opportunity to have my work published in the prestigious International Journal of Art Therapy. Through the publication of the paper and the special favor of free access that Routledge kindly offered, the paper is enabled to effectively reach a wide audience that is otherwise not possible.

The degree of encouragement and acknowledgement the prize offered is invaluable and incredibly empowering, especially in terms of establishing a career as a newly qualified professional and an aspiring researcher.


Read Joy Chong’s winning article in The International Journal of Art Therapy.

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