I would like to thank the New Mexico Art Therapy Association for giving me permission to include this video... "What Is Art Therapy".
Created by Jill Campoli & Alison Janes
First viewed on Facebook through
Art Therapy Without Borders.
New Mexico Art Therapy (NMATA) website:
What Is Art Therapy?
*From the International Art Therapy Organization:
Art has the potential to change lives and in profound ways. When words are not enough, we turn to images and symbols to tell stories. And in telling our stories through art, we can find a path to health and wellness, emotional
*From Art Therapy Sourcebook:
Although art therapists have generated many specific definitions of art therapy, most of them fall into one of two general categories. The first involves a belief in the inherent healing power of the creative process of art making. This view embraces the idea that the process of making art is therapeutic; this process is sometimes referred to as
The second definition of art therapy is based on the idea that art is a means of symbolic communication. This approach, often referred to as art psychotherapy, emphasizes the products--drawings, paintings, and other art expressions-- as helpful in communicating issues, emotions, and conflicts. The art image becomes significant in enhancing