Population of expressive Art Notes

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Population of expressive Art Notes The expressive arts are used with a variety of populations & presenting issues including: Psychiatric disorders Developmental disorders Cognitive disabilities Issues including: addiction, trauma, grief, anxiety, & depression EXPRESSIVE ARTS ARE UTILIZED WITH: Clients of all ages Clients with diverse backgrounds Individuals & families Groups Outreach programs Expressive Arts Therapy is practiced & taught in many countries eg. Peru, Israel & Switzerland
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WHO USES EXPRESSIVE THERAPIES? Approximately 30,000 practitioners in the U.S. are formally trained in therapeutic use of the arts Arts-based interventions have been integrated into fields such as medicine, social work, counselling, psychiatry &
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Unformatted text preview: psychology Approximately 30,000 practitioners in the U.S. are formally trained in 1 or more expressive therapies at the graduate level ( Malchiodi, 2005) CURRENT RESEARCH Recent research topics on the therapeutic use of expressive arts include: • Creative writing in prevention & psychotherapy • Music therapy in hospice & palliative care • Creative therapies in treatment for PTSD • Dance therapy for women survivors of sexual abuse • Increasing counsellor empathy through theatre exercises • Guided imagery & relaxation for women in early stage breast cancer • Promoting positive mental health through art therapy • The use of the arts in grief & loss...
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