Lesson 2: Theories in Practice


Theories in Practice

Art Therapy: Lesson 2 – DOWNLOAD HANDOUT

A broad overview of the fundamental schools of Psychotherapy is presented, and further explored through experiential art interventions. Distinctions are made between the influence of pioneers of the field of Art Therapy, as well as the work of contemporary practitioners. Art Therapy is also explored as an agent for social change and social action through the establishment of community based open-art studios (Art Hives).


Kaplan, F. F. (2005). What is Social Action Art Therapy? Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 22(1), p. 2.

Hartz, L. & Thick, L. (2005). Art Therapy strategies to raise self-esteem in female juvenile offenders: A comparison of Art Psychotherapy and art as therapy approaches. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 22(2), pp. 70-80.

Waller, D. (2006). Art Therapy for children: How it leads to change. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 11(2), pp 271-282.

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