History Of Art Therapy

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History Of Art Therapy

Posted by Bouton Adalene on Saturday, 18 January, 2020 23:40:54

The main role of art therapy is to help one cope with his emotional problems. Although nearly everyone knows some facts about art therapy and its functions, very few people are aware about the history of this therapeutic technique and the long way of its development. It is possible to say that every form of art is a kind of a psychological therapy.

The George Washington University (GW) Art Therapy Program, one of the first to be accredited by the American Art Therapy Association, was established in 1971 based on the teachings by the founders of art therapy—Edith Kramer, Hanna Yaxa Kwiatkowska, Bernard Levy and Elinor Ulman.

Sand tray therapy is a form of expressive therapy that is sometimes referred to as sandplay (although sandplay does have a slightly different approach) or the World Technique. It was developed by

Art Therapy in the 1900s The 1900s brought many great advancements in art therapy and its use in treating individuals with various types of mental disorders. Adrian Hill, a London native, was among coined the term 'art therapy'.

The assignment was to create a 2D or 3D representation of what we had learned so far about the history of art therapy. We had to include at least ten terms we learned and present our work in class

"Beyond Art Therapy" is the concept from Dr. Stangline that combines all creative fields in therapy. It is not the traditional "art therapy" but goes beyond to include sand tray therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, meditation, color therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a vast majority of other therapies.