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JoCAT – The Journal of Creative Arts Therapies

Formerly the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy (ANZJAT).

JoCAT is the biannual open access peer reviewed publication of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association in association with the School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University.

JoCAT includes the latest creative arts therapies research, creative investigations, reviews and podcasts. As a member you will automatically receive monthly notifications when new items are published. To unsubscribe from JoCAT monthly notifications please email

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ANZACATA–JoCAT Author Support Bursary


Each year The Journal of Creative Arts Therapies (JoCAT) awards two bursaries to provide mentorship to new authors whose submissions show great potential and require some assistance to develop them to the journal's standard for publication.

The Bursary program is designed to:

  • Provide mentorship/assistance to new authors
  • Acknowledge the international positioning of the journal
  • Include Indigenous, non-indigenous and diverse voices


Recipients must be current members (in any ANZACATA membership category).

Available Bursaries

Two bursaries are funded each year by ANZACATA.


Up to the value of AUS$1,000

The bursary may:

  • Cover the cost of a JoCAT-assigned mentor and/or specialist copyeditor to work with the author with the editing process; or
  • Be a direct grant to the author to engage their own assistance with the editing process.

Selection Process

The authors will be awarded at the discretion of the JoCAT editorial team. ANZACATA will announce the selected candidates in the monthly e-newsletter.

Application Closing Date

End of May of each year and beginning of November of each year.


JoCAT and ANZACATA will announce the successful authors in their respective e-newsletters and on their social media pages. The successful authors will need to provide:

  • A brief summary of their journal articles (no more than 100 words); and
  • A recent photo.

For further queries, contact Vic Segedin

Bursary Recipients


Amy Bell for her article Story-telling + the art of comics in visual and written expression: Recovery with narrative art was published in August in volume 17, number 1.

In her ethnographic study Amy Bell investigates how creating autobiographical cartoons and comics could have application within formal art therapy settings. She uses a semi-autobiographical character, Daisy, as a device to process her own experiences with therapeutic outcomes, becoming curious about other cartoonists' relationships with their characters as a healing and self-regulation process. Read the article on the JoCAT website.


Kit Ping Wong 黃潔冰 for her article 'Theory to practice: A critical exploration of therapeutic relationship in art therapy with a traumatised child'.

Dr Kit Ping Wong is a Hong Kong art therapist and early career researcher who works primarily in Cantonese with children, young people and their families and with older adults experiencing mild dementia. Dr Wong's article will appear in JoCAT this December. Based on her PhD research, the article will be Kit Ping's first publication.

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Last updated: 28 September 2022

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