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Drawing on Creativity- Healing Through the Creative Process

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Molly Ennist

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Transcript of Drawing on Creativity- Healing Through the Creative Process

Art Therapy Healing through the creative process. History What is art? Drawing on Creativity: My Experience: Uses: Children
Elderly Classrooms
Groups Autism
Down Syndrome
Conflict Resolution
Group Building My Product TWO Mindsets: People have been making art for ages. Healing through art
Art psychotherapy Egyptians, Mayans, Celtics, Native Americans and Hindus and Buddhist Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung The images in dreams are important to understanding the unconscious.
Integrating art and psychology became of interest to the psychology community. Art and Mental Illness Dr. Hans Prinzhorn, a psychiatrist and art historian, published a book, The Artistry of the Mentally Ill (1922)

Interested in the creative process that the patients followed rather than psychopathology of the artists

Prinzhorn’s views on psychology and art differed from Freud and Jung.

Art making is important to healing and "reaching psychological wellness."

He did not support the idea that art making could be used for “clinical analysis”. Art Therapy in the US Began in the 1960's
Margret Naumburg
"Mother of Art Therapy"
Similar views to Frued and Jung
“art productions were viewed as symbolic communications of unconscious" (Art Therapy Handbook)
Edith Kramer
Believed that art was unique to psychotherapy
too much psychiatry can weaken the power of art
Hanna Yaxa Kwaitkowska
Worked with the National Institute of Mental Health
major roll in the development of family art therapy Diagnostics
Expressive Arts and Therapy Kingsway Nursing Home
Bethlehem High School
Draper Middle School Who? What? Where? Why? What I learned. How to deal with difficult clients.

Different kinds of art therapy practices.

A history of art therapy. METHODS What is art? Sources: Any Questions? "Creative expression!" Art is relaxing" "Escape from reality" "Physical capture of your soul and mind" "Stress relief" "Freedom" Art is HEALING Books:
1a. Jung, C. G., and Marie Franz. Man and his symbols. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964. Print.

1b. Malchiodi, Cathy A. The soul's palette: drawing on art's transformative powers for health and well-being. Boston: Shambhala;, 2002. Print. Therapy.

1c. Malchiodi, Cathy A. "A brief History of art therapy." Handbook of art therapy. New York: Guilford Press, 2003. 7-15. Print.

1d. Silver, Rawley A. Art as language: access to thoughts and feelings through stimulus drawings. Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge, 2001. Print.

1e. Leibowitz, Marvin. Interpreting projective drawings: a self psychological approach. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel, 1999. Print.

1f. Moschini, Lisa B. Drawing the line art therapy with the difficult client. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley, 2005. Print.

1g. Ross, Carol. Something to draw on: activities and interventions using an art therapy approach. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997. Print.

1h. Malchiodi, Cathy A. The art therapy sourcebook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2007. Print.

1i. Dubeffet, Jean. Place a l’incivisme (Make way for Incivism). “Art and Text” no. 27 (Dec. 1987-Feb 1988). p. 36.)

1j. Ross, Carol. Something to draw on: activities and interventions using an art therapy approach. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1997. Print.

1k. Rexer, Lyle. How to look at outsider art . New York: H.N. Abrams, 2005. Print.

2a. Perry, Rebecoa C. “Drawing from Within.” Contemporary Long Term Care 23.11 (2000): 22. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 27. Oct. 2010

2b. DeVore, Jane. “Milissa Hicks- Art Therapist.” School Arts 97.6 (1998): 42+. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 27 Oct. 2010

2c. Burick, Carrie R. and Jane B. McKelvey. “Watercolors, Pastels, and Paintbrushes are Therapeutic Tools: Art Therapy Aids Patient Expression.” Behavioral Health Management 24.6 (2004): 50+. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 27 Oct. 2010.

2d. Kopytin, Alexander. "The Silver Drawing Test of Cognition and Emotion: Standardization in Russia."American Journal of Art Therapy 3 (2002): 1-100. Print.

2e. Watts, Richard E. , and Yvonne Garza. "Using Children's Drawings to Facilitate the Acting "What if" Technique."The Journal of Individual Psychology Spring (2008)

2f. Withrow, Rebecca L. . "The Use of Color in Art Therapy." The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development 43.Spring (2004): 33-40. Print.

3a. _______. "Art Therapy." Macalester College: Private Liberal Arts College. Web. 6 Nov. 2010. .

3b. Kramer, Edith. "Edith Kramer Art Therapy." Edith Kramer. Web. 6 Nov. 2010. .

3c. Betts, Donna J. . "The Art of Therapy Drawing Individuals Out in Creative Way." The Art of Therapy. www.autism-society.org, 1 Mar. 2005. Web. 8 Nov. 2010. .

3d. Martin, Nicole . "Art Therapy and Autism ."arttherapyandautism.com . arttherapyandautism.com, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.

3e. _______. "Raw Vision." What is Raw Art. Raw Vision. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. http://rawvision.com/outsiderart.html

3f. Betts, Donna . "Art Therapy Assessment." Art Therapy. The International Art Therapy Research Database, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2011. .

4a. Hutchison, Heather. Art Therapist. January 2011.

4b. Whalen, Denise. New York Expressive Arts Therapy Program. January 2011. The Silver Drawing Test of Cognition and Emotion Three Drawings: What if's?
Use of Imagination Scoring Scale: 0-5
Negative -> Positive
Low score may demonstrate depression Projective Drawings Tree, person, animal, house Process requires clients to draw images
Therapist looks for symbols or meanings behind pictures Symbol Examples Tree as part of a forest- person feels surrounded

Tree drawn alone- client may feel lonely Art as healing Makes use of: Dance, music, sound, poetry etc. Makes less use of analysis Classroom activity Goals: Promote team awareness, collaboration, and communication in a group setting.
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