WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF ART THERAPY?

SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

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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