WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF ART THERAPY?
Art therapists have found a place not only in all kinds of psychiatric institutions (ranging from mental hospitals to community mental health centers) but also in private practice. In addition, Art therapy is used in many nonpsychiatric settings, such as geriatric centers, rehabilitation programs for the physically disabled, residential centers for children suffering from a wide range of disorders and deficiencies, special education schools and classes, prisons, and centers devoted to enriching the lives of people without anyrecognized psychiatric problems.
Applications to which Art Therapy has been adapted include psychological assessment, the training of members of other
psychotherapeutic disciplines, intensive individual psychotherapy, formal Group Art Therapy where art productions serve as a springboard for group discussion — assessment of family dynamics, ongoing psychotherapy withfamily groups, and adjunctive therapy with patients seen in informal groups.
Because art product inevitably bears the stamp of its creator, Art Therapy cannot…
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