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Art as

Psycho-Therapy:

Art Therapy for 13-18 year olds

Sara Jordan Skowronski, LPC, ATR-BC

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This course is intended to:

!Give an overview of how art directives can be used to

help the adolescent client gain insight and tools for

change.

!Provide case studies, art experientials and role-play

experiences to explore how to work with resistance.

!Discuss the use of various art materials and projects in

the therapeutic session.

!Address the appropriateness of these techniques in

relation to working with different types of diagnosis.

! Provide techniques for verbally processing images.

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Learning Objectives

!Objective #1: You will be able to demonstrate the

use of at least 3 art therapy techniques for

adolescents dealing with depression, addiction, and

anxiety.

!Objective #2: You will be able to identify 3

different art therapy strategies to work with

resistance.

!Objective #3: You will be able to describe 3

critical factors in establishing a therapeutic

relationship with the client through the use of art

materials.

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Overview of Art Therapy

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Art as Psycho-Therapy

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Objective #1:

You will be able to demonstrate

the use of at least 3 art therapy techniques for

adolescents dealing with depression, addiction,

and anxiety.

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Art Directives:

!Drawing Opposites and Birthing the Third

!Bridge Assessment

!River of Life

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Using what you just learned,

what would you do

with a child

with the following behaviors?

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Objective #2:

You will be able to

identify 3 different art therapy

strategies to work with resistance.

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How to foster creativity:

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Validation - Everyone is an artist

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Amplify - Meet them where they are

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Model - Make art in front of your client

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Objective #3:

You will be able to describe

3 critical factors in establishing a

therapeutic relationship with the client

through the use of art materials.

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Nurturing the Art Therapist within

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Use of poetry with art

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Open studio approach

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Learning Objectives Revisited

!Objective #1: You will be able to demonstrate the use of

at least 3 art therapy techniques for adolescents dealing

with depression, addiction, and anxiety.

!Objective #2: You will be able to identify 3 different art

therapy strategies to work with resistance.

!Objective #3: You will be able to describe 3 critical factors

in establishing a therapeutic relationship with the client

through the use of art materials.

Sara Jordan Skowronski, LPC, ATR-BC

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Thank You for coming

Sara Jordan Skowronski, LPC, ATR-BC

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