As an Art Therapist, it goes without saying that the making of art has a therapeutic quality. What may not be well understood outside of the field is that there are three therapeutic experiences happening simultaneously in the art-making process: the physiological, cognitive, and emotional responses to physical art-making; the content based insights drawn out by noticing and processing the artwork; and the shifts in interpersonal awareness based on the relationship between the client and the art and the client and the therapist. These three components of an art-making experience are grounded in the elements of art-making (shape, color, line, etc.), the understanding of the spectrum of medium (pencils, paint, markers, etc.), and the theory of creativity. To achieve the greatest therapeutic benefits of art-making, a therapist needs to consider each of these three components and these three Art Therapy principles to best facilitate an art-making experience.
To gain more understanding of these vital and essential elements of the art-making experience, join Dr. Marni Rosen, Psy.D, ATR for an introductory webinar on Integrating Art into your Practice on Tuesday, July 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm Central Time. Dr. Marni Rosen is the Practice Manager at the Institute for Therapy through the Arts and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Art Therapist. She has provided trainings on the Use of Art in Treatment in a variety of professional settings including Adler University graduate courses, the Mental Health of America of Illinois, the North American Society for Adlerian Psychologists, and the North American Drama Therapy Association.
In this 2-hour webinar, Dr. Rosen will cover these three components and principles to enhance your practice in addition to reviewing important and relevant clinical considerations when using art in treatment. She will provide experiential exercises to highlight these areas and bring art-making to life while interacting with you during this live webinar series. Register for ITA’s Webinar Series today!