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Page 1 Many people find that at some time in their lives they don't know how to handle an emotional problem that has been put in front of them. They find that they must resort to psychological therapy of some sort. For each person, age group, problem, severity of problem, etc. .. there are different types of therapy that can be used. A growing number of people, both old and young, are resorting to Art Therapy to help them. The American Art Therapy Association defines Art Therapy to be; A mental profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self- expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self- awareness, and achieve insight. A person working toward this career can choose to specifically working with children to team up with a police department or child protective services. They would then be helping children who have been through some type of abuse to be able to express what has happened to them, by whom, and where the act had taken place. With proper training on part of the therapist, the findings would be able to be used in a court to help aid the child. Many Art Therapists find that not only are they able to help children express their feelings in a constructive and non-destructive manner, but that they will also be filling those children's lives with something that is enriching to their minds. Art Therapy is not a new type of therapy. It has been around for more then 100 years. “Art Therapy as a separate field developed simultaneously in England and in the
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Page 2 United States. Margaret Naumburg is considered its founder in this country” (Art Therapy). Art Therapy can be used on a person of any age, young and old. Art Therapy is used to help people to express or deal with situations in their lives. Cathy A. Malchiodi shows in her book, The Art Therapy Source Book
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Monroe CC.

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