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"Art therapy is the deliberate use of art-making to address psychological and emotional needs. Art therapy uses art media and the creative process to help in areas such as, but not limited to: fostering self-expression, enhancing coping skills, managing stress, and strengthening a sense of self."

--The Art Therapy Alliance

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Art Therapy in Schools and Educational Settings

Looking for an attractive and informational PDF on Art Therapy in Schools? Click here to download a PDF of Art Therapy in Schools, a brief monograph with current information on school art therapy from recent literature. While there are very outcome studies on art therapy in schools, there are several model programs throughout the US that support its application; read about one in Florida below and watch a film about a program for students via YouTube.

School Art Therapy. School art therapists work with children of all ages, teachers, families, and school personnel to make education a rewarding experience for everyone. Read more about school art therapy on Janet Bush's website, School Art Therapy. You can also find a description of a school art therapy program at the Clinical Art Therapy program in Miami, Florida, USA.

Ethics and School Art Therapy. This article by Dafna Moriya is available in full text on the ERIC database and addresses some of the important ethical and professional issues in working with children in schools. For a limited time, download and read this article here.

Art Therapy Connections: Art Therapy in Public Schools. Watch a short film on Art Therapy Connections' work with children in Chicago schools here:

 

 

 

 

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