Art Therapy Information

Art Therapy Association

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What is Art Therapy

 

Art therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma, or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.  Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can increase awareness of self and others, cope with symptoms, stress, and traumatic experiences; enhance cognitive abilities; reduce anxiety; improve social skills; aid reality orientation; increase self-esteem; and enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art.

 

Who are Art therapists?

 

Art therapists are professionals trained in both art and therapy.  They are knowledgeable about human development, psychological theories, clinical practice, spiritual, multicultural and artistic traditions, and the healing potential of art.  They use art in treatment, assessment and research, and provide consultations to allied professionals.  Art therapists work with people of all ages and with people of diverse backgrounds.  They provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and communities.  They work individually or as part of clinical teams, in settings that include behavioral health, rehabilitation, medical and forensic institutions; community outreach programs; wellness centers; schools; nursing homes; corporate structures; open studios and independent practices.





 



Last Modified on June 21, 2011