Lesson 3: Art in the Play Therapy Room


Art in the Play Therapy Room

Art Therapy: Lesson 3 – DOWNLOAD HANDOUT

This final lesson explores developmental stages in art making – including drawing and clay. The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) is introduced, which provides clinicians with insight into ways in which to support a client’s level of creative functioning, material choice and interaction with art-based mediums in a session. Participants will gain insight into which materials to offer a client which are appropriate for their developmental needs, and assess their cognitive functioning.


Dion, L. (Host). (2019, January 21). The elements of art in Play Therapy [Audio podcast]. In Lessons from the Playroom.


Hinz, L. D. (2015). Expressive Therapies Continuum: Use and value demonstrated with case study. Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, 28(1-2), pp. 43-50.


Lusebrink, V. B. (2010). Assessment and therapeutic application of the expressive therapies continuum: Implications for brain structures and functions. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 27(4), 168-177.


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