Article Presents An Integrated Art and Drama Therapy Approach via Official Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
ITA Practice Manager, Clinical Psychologist, and Board Certified Art Therapist Dr. Marni Rosen shares her expertise on Developmental Transformations Training-based art therapy in “Developmental Transformations Art Therapy: An Embodied, Interactional Approach.” The article, featured in Art Therapy’s final issue of 2016 provides practitioners of art therapy with insight into the benefits of participating art-making with clients. Rosen, along with clinicians Renée Pitre and David Read Johnson, explain how communicating with a client using artwork can unlock a dialogue that works to help the client discover ways to assent to compromise or adjust to the accommodations required by others. Aiding a progression of responses, the duty of the therapist is to “present a graduated set of interpersonal demands,” as stated by the article’s abstract. The client’s fear of intimacy and encounter is also lessened, as the authors discuss how art therapy encourages comfortable and organic exchanges between the two parties. The approach’s principles, procedures, and techniques are defined, and a case example is also highlighted to effectively illustrate the method’s full process. Join ITA in celebrating Dr. Rosen’s latest accomplishment by following the link to her article below, and be sure to check out Art Therapy’s mother organization site, www.arttherapy.org.
Congratulations, Dr. Rosen!