Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Art Therapy Directives

If you're like me, I can't get enough resources and ideas to use as directives for my art therapy groups and individual sessions. Some ideas come from pure brainstorming, but I have found that idea sharing from mentors and colleagues has been an invaluable source of art therapy exercises. I am including some of mine here that (as far as I know) aren't already published or copyrighted, or they are a synopsis on a topic with the websites or credit given. I hope that you find them helpful, and if you have ones you'd like to share, please do!

10 Comments:

At 3:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow this has helped me a lot since I was desperately looking for some new inspiration, thanx!
~Frouke (Netherlands)

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger art_therapist said...

Thanks, Frouke! I'm glad this was helpful to you. I'm always considering new ideas as well.

I'm also writing on a workbook with many of these activities and more, fleshing out many of them in better detail and approach. I will post here when I finish it!

Thanks for your interest.

 
At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has been incredibly helpful! I work at an inpatient setting with adolescents who stay between 3 and 6 months, so I find myself feeling sucked dry of creative, new ideas for them! Thank you !

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger art_therapist said...

I'm so glad these were helpful to you! It sounds like we do similar work...our kids stay about 5-6 months also, except it's a partial hospitalization rather than inpatient. I hope to post more in the near future!

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Amccar73 said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

 
At 3:07 AM, Blogger Amber Brown said...

thank you so much! i really appreciate these :)

 
At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Casey H. said...

Thanks for posting! I recently started a new position at an RTF where I am running primarily art therapy groups. Always looking for fresh ideas or new spins on old favorites!

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger Dayeseye said...

As and Art Therapist I realize there is not a recipe book, but it is GREAT to have more go to ideas, especially for groups to focus on a particular need.

Thanks!

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger Dayeseye said...

Oh, and I also work in a residential setting kids 5-14 who stay 12-18 months on average.

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger art_therapist said...

Agreed, Dayeseye....there isn't a specified recipe book, but sometimes it helps to get ideas from others, especially when they have application toward a particular issue. I put them here to inspire other art therapists, especially if they feel stuck. Keep doing great work at your RTC!

 

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