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  • Expressive Arts Therapy

    unfamiliar with the principles and practices of expressive arts therapy, art therapists are not well versed in the rapidly growing array of computer tools at their disposal, and computer programmers need guidance in adapting available tools in new ways that are appropriate for clients with serious impairment. For artists and programmers to understand the power of expressive arts therapy it is first essential to clarify its goals and the clinical principles on which successful treatment depends. Expressive arts therapy is a multimodal therapeutic practice emphasizing the empathic connection created between client and therapist through the shared process of creative expression. Overwhelming experiences are externalized into a painting, a poem, a dramatic role, or a song, so they can be safely analyzed, integrated into the client’s self-concept, and new responses to situations can be tested (Rubin 222). Expressive arts therapy is approached from a variety of therapeutic orientations, but essential to the discipline is emphasizing the expressive content of creative material over artistic achievement or technical mastery (Levine & Levine 115). Influential art therapist Judith Rubin…

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  • Essay On Art Therapy

    Art Therapy as an Alternative for Prescription Drugs Imagine art being used for more than just a decoration in a home or store. In fact, art is used in a variety of ways in everyday life. Some pursue it as a hobby, others to express themselves, and a select few use it as a career. Interestingly, it can also be used as therapy to help people with mental health problems, reduce anxiety, and diminish the need for prescription drugs. Ultimately, creating art should be an enjoyable and relaxing…

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  • Silence In Art Therapy Essay

    It is hard to identify who developed art therapy because human history has intertwined with art as far back as 30,000 BCE (Perdew, 2015, p. 14) and it is widely accepted that art evokes emotion whether it is from the observer or from the artist who uses it to portray their own emotions and perspective of the world through their art. However, the term Art Therapy can be attributed to Adrian Hill in 1942, an artist who used art with other patients when recovering from tuberculosis in a British…

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  • Art Therapy Essay

    3. Art has always been a large area of my life. I have been drawing with a pencil and eraser since I could hold them. My passion over the years has increased in art but I did not want to pursue it by itself. The more I thought about what I wanted to do as a career, I knew I wanted to help people. Art can help so many people by drawing and by viewing, a story lays on every canvas. I have recently developed a passion for drug addicts; I have made several friends with recovering drug addicts.…

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  • The Importance Of Art Therapy

    you. There are better ways to manage and cope with problems in life such as art therapy. Art Therapy is able to benefit people with stress, depression, anger and mental disorders. Art is known to relieve stress and can become a good outlet for depression,…

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  • Art Therapy In Psychiatric Treatment

    The Therapy of Arts Orthodox medicine and therapy have been the mainstream of all psychiatric treatment. While upon researching I found out about a new approach and form of therapeutic treatment. Art therapy is the new approach to therapeutic treatment for psychiatric disorders, emotional problems or physical disorders or illness. This type of therapy involves people using an expressively creative outlet involving forms of art. Art Therapy in comparison to medication and therapy is successful…

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  • How Art Therapy Affects A Patient With Dementia

    Paint for Your Thoughts: Art Therapy & Dementia Taylor Thompson Florida Gulf Coast University Abstract This research paper consists of talking about how art therapy affects a patient with dementia. Causes of dementia and different types are first discussed, also how dementia comes about. Brief descriptions of the different types of dementia are discussed and why dementia occurs as well. It will mention how patients feel when they are participating in these activities as…

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  • Summary: The Importance Of Art And Music Therapy

    The importance of psychological treatment and art/music therapy to patients with Cancer. Art is defined as “The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.” Art therapy consists of treatments that encourage free expression and catharsis using methods such as art and music analysis, painting, sculpting, and composing, among many…

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  • Art Therapy In Treating Depression

    psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and interpersonal…

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  • Cross-Cultural Issues In Art Therapy: LGBT Community

    Cultural Competence Art therapy is applicable to diverse groups such as the LGBTQ community. Art therapy has been used as a treatment intervention for LGBT clients that are going through the coming out process. Research states that many of the emotional and physical risk factors for LGBT individuals are most prominent during the process of coming out (Sweet & Sherry, 2008). Therapists that work with LGBTQ clients are able to utilize art therapy to explore issues such as sexual identity,…

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