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Art Therapy

  1. 1. Art Therapy "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” -Edgar Degas
  2. 2. Art Therapy is: <ul><li>“a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Benefits of Art Therapy <ul><li>Self-Healing </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Fulfillment </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation and Stress Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Symptom Relief </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Can Benefit? <ul><li>Eating Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Family/Relationship Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse and Domestic Violence </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Abuse (in Children and Teens) </li></ul><ul><li>Depression and Other Mental Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Substance Abuse and Addictions </li></ul><ul><li>Trauma and Loss </li></ul>
  5. 5. PA Schools Offering Art Therapy Programs: <ul><li>Drexel University </li></ul><ul><li>Marywood University </li></ul><ul><li>Seton Hall University </li></ul>http://www.americanarttherapyassociation.org/aata-educational-programs.html
  6. 6. Art Therapy with Grieving Teens <ul><li>Growing Through Loss Program </li></ul><ul><li>88% of incarcerated adolescent girls showed reduced levels of depression; 87.5 percent of adolescent boys showed reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Teens create memorial wreath </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss is permanent and real part of client’s life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Memory Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunities for artistic, creative expression of pain </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>American art therapy association. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.arttherapy.org/aata-aboutus.html </li></ul><ul><li>Elinor Ulman. “Art therapy: Problems of definition.” American Journal of Art Therapy 40.1 (2001): 16- 26. ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest. Web. 28 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Hanser, S.B., & Thompson, L.W. (1994). Effects of a music therapy strategy on depressed older adults. Journal of Gerontology: PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 49(6), 265-269. </li></ul><ul><li>Kim, J., T. Wigram, and C. Gold. &quot;The Effects of Improvisational Music Therapy on Joint Attention Behaviors in Autistic Children: A Randomized Controlled Study.&quot;  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 38.9 (2008): 1758- 1766. ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>Music quotes. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://thinkexist.com/quotations/music/ </li></ul><ul><li>Music therapy makes a difference. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www. musictherapy .org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Paulette Walker, and Michelle Shaffer. &quot;Reducing Depression among Adolescents Dealing with Grief and Loss: A Program Evaluation Report. &quot;  Health & Social Work   32.1 (2007): 67-68. ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest. Web.  28 Apr. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes about art. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/quotes.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Walworth, D., D. Register, and J. Engel. &quot;Using the SCERTS Model Assessment Tool to Identify Music Therapy Goals for Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.&quot;  Journal of Music Therapy 46.3 (2009): 204-216. ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest. Web. 27 Apr. 2010. </li></ul>

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