Alan Briks, MA, ATR-BC

Alan Briks is a board certified, registered art therapist and a visual artist. He has many years of clinical experience as an art psychotherapist working with various treatment populations in hospital psychiatry, community mental health clinics, and private practice. Alan currently maintains an art therapy practice in Calgary facilitating individual therapy, workshops and clinical supervision. He is active with teaching, research and art therapy program development. Formerly a clinical adjunct associate professor with the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, he has taught courses in several University of Calgary departments and on a sessional basis, at Alberta University of the Arts. Alan is an accomplished visual artist in post-modern, landscape, and figurative painting and architectural stained glass. He exhibits in various gallery and public venues and has been represented by Inglewood Fine Arts, Calgary.

Research Interests: art therapy and personal mythology, art therapy treatment with adolescents and adults with disabilities.

Publications (including Conference Presentation Papers)

Briks, A., Weibe, M., Hirst, S., Freeman-Cruz, E.A., Le Navenec, C., & Groeneweg, G. (2020-In
press). Drawn together through group art therapy: The responses of adults with traumatic
brain injury. Canadian Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy (Special Issue on the
Creative Arts Therapies), [TBA: Vol, Issue, Page #s & doi#].

Briks, A. (2007; 2015-online). Art therapy with adolescents: Vehicle to engagement and
transformation. The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 20 (1), 2-15.

Briks, A. (2005). Art psychotherapy transformations with a self-harming late adolescent female.
In C. Le Navenec & L. Bridges (Eds.), Creating connections between the nursing care
and the creative arts (pp. 53-75). Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas.

Briks , A. (2001). Art and mythmaking. Society News: Newsletter of the C.G. Jung Society of
Alberta in Calgary, 10(2), 6-9.

Briks, A. (1995). Causalities of childhood: A developmental perspective on sexual abuse using
projection drawings. [Review of the book by B. Kaufman & A. Wohl]. The Arts in
Psychotherapy, 22, (4), 199.

Briks, A., (1990). An Inquiry into the Nature of Personal Mythology in Relation to Art Therapy.
( Master’s Thesis), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Retrieved from:


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