Global Art Therapy Network Blog

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  1. Bobbi Stoll

    I am excited to see this blog up and waiting for contributing art therapists to leave their ideas, hopes, dreams, needs, and yes, even their gripes. I especially hope it is well utilized by International Members (IMs). I originally hoped this would replace and improve on the International Networking Group (ING) Newsletter when ING and AATA merged in Nov. 2009. Undoubtedly, it’s capable of more current information exchange.
    I’d like to congratulate the small, gutsy Czech Art Therapy Association (CAA) who just concluded their 1st (and highly successful) International Art Therapy Conference in Prague. They hoped for 50+ registrations and were overwhelmed when 220 attended from 10 countries! It was very well planned and beautifully carried out. Art, drama, dance-movement and music therapies associations joined to present this conference and blended perfectly.
    I wonder what ideas might be generated here to effectively promote this new membership category (IM). I’d certainly like to hear any ideas and would appreciate any art therapist reading this to tell your friends and colleagues outside the U.S. and urge them to get in the loop as IMs!
    Bobbi Stoll, MFT, CTS, CT, ATR-BC, HLM

  2. Hello all,
    I too, as Bobbi to see AATA continue to strive to meet the global community through this blog. I am thrilled to share with the global community that the TTAP Method(TM) has successfully been published in Finnish, and there are now 4 Finnish efficacy research studies that are published in Finland (community, assisted living, Alzheimer’s unit, and home) the abstracts can be found on my website at http://www.ttapmethod.com click on blog.

    Additionally, over the past 2 years there are now 4 published studies and one unpublished (Levine Madori, 2007: Levine Madori & Mullins, 2009);( Levine Madori & Andreassi, 2009), (Levine Madori & Pasquale,np) that have researched the method with mild Alzheimer’s disease-2007, Moderate stage Alz.d.; 2009 and those in rehabilitation Levine Madori and Andreassi, 2009.
    I encourage anyone interested in the protocols that were utilized in these studies to contact me and I would be happy to send them, they are easy to follow, structured and would assist anyone interested in doing research in the creative arts.
    The University of HAMK Applied Sciences is now internationally affiliated with St. Thomas Aquinas College, this past May 8 graduate and undergraduate students traveled with me to Helsinki to take the Certification Course along with 30 other international art therapists and healthcare professionals. This collaboration will be continueing in May of 2011, if interested in information please contact me at Linda@Levinemadoriphd.com.

  3. Frances Anderson

    Congratulations to the Association for setting this up! I feel it is long overdue. It would be very interesting to list as many art therapists as possible who have or are doing overseas training and clinical work. Just having that list could do a lot for creating connections.

    I leave October 1 2010 for my second Fulbright trip to Pakistan where I will be training, teaching and doing some clinical work. I am certain that work with the flood victims will be a central task.

    • Geri Hurlbut

      I have a current list of individuals who are currently (or have) worked internationally. It is not yet consolidated into a format that I can simply forward or post, however, if anyone is looking for a contact in a given region or country, let me know and I can help.

      It’s great to have this up and running. I’d like to see international conferences and symposiums posted here, so if anyone has anything to list — please do!

      • Paige Messner

        Hi Geri,

        I am currently an art therapy student at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. This summer I plan on traveling to Grand Bois, Haiti to run some art groups with the children there who have immigrated to the area from Port Au Prince due to the earthquake devastation. Since my plans for the trip are very much in the beginning stages I would love to be able to talk with individuals who have international experience to get some feedback. If you have any contacts that you could pass on it would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

      • Frances Anderson

        CHART (COmmunities Healing Through Art) has had at least one art therapist working there with some financial assistance from the Haitian Roman Catholic Dioseses (paid for art materials). The contact person is Baxter Garcia CHART’s clinical director is Gaelynn Wolf Bardinaro gaelynn@hotmail.com.

      • Here’s a listing, per your request, of a US-based conference that welcomes international multidisciplinary participation at all levels. Last year, attendance was nearly 500 from 7 countries. Expressive Therapies Summit, NYC, Nov 10-13, 2011.

      • antonia

        Hi Geri,
        My name is Antonia Sloan, and I am an art therapist in California. In less than two weeks I will be heading to Cambodia where I will be doing some art with children. I will be volunteering at both an orphanage and rescue shelter for teens who had been removed from a life of prostitution. This first trip will be to create relationships with the two NGOs. I am hoping to go back every year and provide some art therapy. If you know of anyone doing work in Cambodia, I would love to meet up with them.
        Thanks so much,
        Antonia

      • Geri Hurlbut

        Dear Antonia, I have no contacts in Cambodia, however Bobbi Stoll has done work with similar populations in Romania, and possibly Thailand. She would be a good contact for you.

        I just returned from Haiti and worked with children and adolescents there. I think your experience will be really rewarding!

      • Anna Jennings

        I have just begun my graduate studies (Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA) and have an assignment in my Gender and Cultural Issues class to research art therapy in another country. I would appreciate a post from anyone who has knowledge of or experience with art therapy in Mexico. Thank you!

    • Jim Mahaffey

      Hi, Francis!!
      Greetings from Wyoming!!
      I see that you are in Pakistan. I was in Islamabad for 7 years before returning to the states. I have found that the people there are very warm hearted and gracious. I am sure that you will have a very enjoyable stay.
      Regards,
      Jim Mahaffey

    • Hello Frances, feel welcome to come to Costa Rica. Kind regards

  4. Valerie Venable Carpenter

    I am interested to know if any art therapist is doing on-line services, utilizing confidential email exchanges, scanning and downloading the art, any other type of on-line communication to facilitate therapy? I would be interested in communicating with anyone that is venturing into this territory. Please email me directly. Thanks, Val

  5. Valerie Venable Carpenter

    I thought my email would attach it is Val.Venable@yahoo.com

  6. This reply is for Paige M. regarding Haiti. For some reason there was no “reply” button.

    I, too, am hoping to bring a group to Haiti. I have one contact that was provided to me by an alumna who went a few weeks ago. This group is a medical group sponsored by a church group of some sort. I e-mailed the contact but have not yet gotten a reply. Contact me at geri.hurlbut@converse.edu so that I have your e-mail and can get back to you.

    • Frances Anderson

      Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich (see article below) is one of the organizations supporting our trip and art therapy work in Haiti. I leave this weekend and will be working with 70-100 children who survived the earthquake in Port au Prince. Communites Healing through Art (CHART; http://www.chartaid.org) programming will take place at the Hospice center, itself destroyed by the earthquake. Tents will house the art therapy sessions. I’ll send pics/info if and when I can…
      Gaelynn

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      Haiti’s Back Porch manager on Clinton Foundation committee to promote art

      Haiti’s Back Porch shop manager Patty Kantrowitz is serving on a committee with the Clinton Foundation to promote the work of Haitian artisans worldwide.

      The panel is one of five creating plans to support long-term growth of Haiti’s economy, with some focus on the art and handicrafts markets.

      Since taking over management of the non-profit shop in Middletown, CT in June 2005, Mrs. Kantrowitz has gained state and national attention for her promotion of art, crafts and clothing made in Haiti. She does all the buying for the shop, and she sells art and merchandise on eBay and through various websites (see below).

      The five committees were formed in May as one of many responses within the Clinton Foundation to rebuild and grow the Haitian economy. The focus for all the groups is working with and for Haitians directly involved in their markets so that recovery from the earthquake will lead to a stronger and sustainable economy.

      The group of about a dozen people in Mrs. Kantrowitz’s committee is concentrating on how to link tourism with the artistic community to stimulate wider recognition of Haitian art. Also, she and the others are identifying needs and challenges within Haiti’s infrastructure and shipping/customs system. The committee has already developed preliminary recommendations. They and the other four committees expect to meet with former President Clinton sometime in the late summer or early fall.

      In an effort to help resupply Haitian artists making decorative flags, ornaments, clothing and other merchandise, Mrs. Kantrowitz is asking for donations of sequins of all colors and sizes; seed beads; and faux pearls. (An in-kind tax deduction acknowledgement will be sent if you include the value of donation and mailing address.) Donations can be sent to the shop at: Haiti’s Back Porch, 100 Riverview Center, Suite 130, Middletown, CT 06457.

      For more information about Haiti’s Back Porch, which is part of Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, visit the website: info@haitianministries.org. Also, see: http://www.trocadero.com/haitisbackporch; and https://sites.google.com/site/haitisbackporch/

      Haitian Art and Artists after the Earthquake

      The September issue of Smithsonian magazine features Haitian artists and their struggle to rise from the rubble of the earthquake.

      World renown artists and collectors, multimillion dollars worth of art, and art galleries and museums were killed or destroyed in the January 12th earthquake that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and its immediate surroundings.

      The cover of the magazine, featuring a new painting by Frantz Zephirin, says: “Haitian artists are turning unspeakable devastation into exuberant works.”

      At a Key West, Fla., gallery (The Haitian Art Company), a special Haitian art exhibition, also featuring works by Zephirin, opens Sept. 11.

    • Frances Anderson

      Haitian Art and Artists after the Earthquake

      The September issue of Smithsonian magazine features Haitian artists and their struggle to rise from the rubble of the earthquake.

      World renown artists and collectors, multimillion dollars worth of art, and art galleries and museums were killed or destroyed in the January 12th earthquake that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and its immediate surroundings.

      The cover of the magazine, featuring a new painting by Frantz Zephirin, says: “Haitian artists are turning unspeakable devastation into exuberant works.”

      • Frances Anderson

        FROM CHART
        s Clinical Director: Dr. Gaelynn Wolf Bordinaro
        Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich (see article below) is one of the organizations supporting our trip and art therapy work in Haiti. I leave this weekend and will be working with 70-100 children who survived the earthquake in Port au Prince. Communites Healing through Art (CHART; http://www.chartaid.org) programming will take place at the Hospice center, itself destroyed by the earthquake. Tents will house the art therapy sessions. I’ll send pics/info if and when I can…
        Gaelynn

        ————————
        Haiti’s Back Porch manager on Clinton Foundation committee to promote art

        Haiti’s Back Porch shop manager Patty Kantrowitz is serving on a committee with the Clinton Foundation to promote the work of Haitian artisans worldwide.

        The panel is one of five creating plans to support long-term growth of Haiti’s economy, with some focus on the art and handicrafts markets.

        Since taking over management of the non-profit shop in Middletown, CT in June 2005, Mrs. Kantrowitz has gained state and national attention for her promotion of art, crafts and clothing made in Haiti. She does all the buying for the shop, and she sells art and merchandise on eBay and through various websites (see below).

        The five committees were formed in May as one of many responses within the Clinton Foundation to rebuild and grow the Haitian economy. The focus for all the groups is working with and for Haitians directly involved in their markets so that recovery from the earthquake will lead to a stronger and sustainable economy.

        The group of about a dozen people in Mrs. Kantrowitz’s committee is concentrating on how to link tourism with the artistic community to stimulate wider recognition of Haitian art. Also, she and the others are identifying needs and challenges within Haiti’s infrastructure and shipping/customs system. The committee has already developed preliminary recommendations. They and the other four committees expect to meet with former President Clinton sometime in the late summer or early fall.

        In an effort to help resupply Haitian artists making decorative flags, ornaments, clothing and other merchandise, Mrs. Kantrowitz is asking for donations of sequins of all colors and sizes; seed beads; and faux pearls. (An in-kind tax deduction acknowledgement will be sent if you include the value of donation and mailing address.) Donations can be sent to the shop at: Haiti’s Back Porch, 100 Riverview Center, Suite 130, Middletown, CT 06457.

        For more information about Haiti’s Back Porch, which is part of Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, visit the website: info@haitianministries.org. Also, see: http://www.trocadero.com/haitisbackporch; and https://sites.google.com/site/haitisbackporch/

        Haitian Art and Artists after the Earthquake

        The September issue of Smithsonian magazine features Haitian artists and their struggle to rise from the rubble of the earthquake.

        World renown artists and collectors, multimillion dollars worth of art, and art galleries and museums were killed or destroyed in the January 12th earthquake that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and its immediate surroundings.

        The cover of the magazine, featuring a new painting by Frantz Zephirin, says: “Haitian artists are turning unspeakable devastation into exuberant works.”

        At a Key West, Fla., gallery (The Haitian Art Company), a special Haitian art exhibition, also featuring works by Zephirin, opens Sept. 11.

      • Paige Messner

        The article was quite amazing, thank you.

  7. Frances Anderson

    This is from Dr. Gaelynn WOlf Bordinaro who is with CHART: Communities Healing Through ART

    Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich (see article below) is one of the organizations supporting our trip and art therapy work in Haiti. I leave this weekend and will be working with 70-100 children who survived the earthquake in Port au Prince. Communites Healing through Art (CHART; http://www.chartaid.org) programming will take place at the Hospice center, itself destroyed by the earthquake. Tents will house the art therapy sessions. I’ll send pics/info if and when I can…
    Gaelynn

    ————————
    Haiti’s Back Porch manager on Clinton Foundation committee to promote art

    Haiti’s Back Porch shop manager Patty Kantrowitz is serving on a committee with the Clinton Foundation to promote the work of Haitian artisans worldwide.

    The panel is one of five creating plans to support long-term growth of Haiti’s economy, with some focus on the art and handicrafts markets.

    Since taking over management of the non-profit shop in Middletown, CT in June 2005, Mrs. Kantrowitz has gained state and national attention for her promotion of art, crafts and clothing made in Haiti. She does all the buying for the shop, and she sells art and merchandise on eBay and through various websites (see below).

    The five committees were formed in May as one of many responses within the Clinton Foundation to rebuild and grow the Haitian economy. The focus for all the groups is working with and for Haitians directly involved in their markets so that recovery from the earthquake will lead to a stronger and sustainable economy.

    The group of about a dozen people in Mrs. Kantrowitz’s committee is concentrating on how to link tourism with the artistic community to stimulate wider recognition of Haitian art. Also, she and the others are identifying needs and challenges within Haiti’s infrastructure and shipping/customs system. The committee has already developed preliminary recommendations. They and the other four committees expect to meet with former President Clinton sometime in the late summer or early fall.

    In an effort to help resupply Haitian artists making decorative flags, ornaments, clothing and other merchandise, Mrs. Kantrowitz is asking for donations of sequins of all colors and sizes; seed beads; and faux pearls. (An in-kind tax deduction acknowledgement will be sent if you include the value of donation and mailing address.) Donations can be sent to the shop at: Haiti’s Back Porch, 100 Riverview Center, Suite 130, Middletown, CT 06457.

    For more information about Haiti’s Back Porch, which is part of Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, visit the website: info@haitianministries.org. Also, see: http://www.trocadero.com/haitisbackporch; and https://sites.google.com/site/haitisbackporch/

    Haitian Art and Artists after the Earthquake

    The September issue of Smithsonian magazine features Haitian artists and their struggle to rise from the rubble of the earthquake.

    World renown artists and collectors, multimillion dollars worth of art, and art galleries and museums were killed or destroyed in the January 12th earthquake that leveled much of Port-au-Prince and its immediate surroundings.

    The cover of the magazine, featuring a new painting by Frantz Zephirin, says: “Haitian artists are turning unspeakable devastation into exuberant works.”

    At a Key West, Fla., gallery (The Haitian Art Company), a special Haitian art exhibition, also featuring works by Zephirin, opens Sept. 11.

    • Geri Hurlbut

      A quick update on events in Haiti, I have been working towards the formation of a trip to Port au Prince in March/April. Gaelynn is joining myself, and a few of our students. We will be training professionals at Kings Hospital, and will likely be working in a couple of schools as well. More on this upon our return…

  8. katya de luisa

    I have been a professionally exhibiting collage mixed media artist since 1980 and in the last fifteen years have dedicated my work to the development of therapeutic art programs using collage imagery. I have lived in Central America 30 years and utilized these techniques with at risk children, predominately street children, and children in orphanages in five central american countries. In 2000 I returned to the USA two years and developed a program, collage communication, that enables individuals with Alzheimer’s a way to communicate with caregivers and families even in the non verbal later stages. It is an incredible therapeutic tool that slows the advance of the dementia while decreasing depression and emotional/social withdrawal. I welcome anyone interested in this technique to contact me.
    Collage imagery manipulation has a powerful effect on activating brain function and improving emotional states of being.

    • Agnes Wolf

      Hi, I work in a day treatment program and some of our registrants have dementia or Alzheimer’s. I would be interested in learning more about your techniques.

    • Amanda Pence Hopkins

      Dear Katya de Luisa, I would also love to learn about your techniques. I have been working with kids as a teacher, but I am also very interested in psychology and the emotions. I love collage and the way you can connect things and ideas. How do you use it as a therapeutic tool? Feel free to write to me at: artistamandarose@gmail.com.

      Thank you,
      Amanda

  9. The Survey of Art Therapy class has begun in Chennai, India. We have 20 students enrolled in this class. This class will enable us to study the feasibility of this class and how art therapy can be introduced into the Indian college education system.

    Here is a description of the class. (Please note the spellings are the way they are used in India.)

    Here is the Link. http://www.stellamariscollege.org/currnews.asp
    This class was conceived by Heidi Bardot and Sangeeta Prasad. It is being taught by Jen Kristel. The course is administered by Ashrafi Bagath at the Fine Arts Department, Stella Maris college.

    ART AS THERAPY

    The Department of Fine Arts, Stella Maris College [Autonomous] in collaboration with The George Washington University, Washington and Prasad Family Foundation, USA will be initiating a course on Survey Art Therapy that will commence in January 2011. The launch of this Survey Course marks a pioneering attempt by this institution in introducing it within the city of Chennai.

    Art and its therapeutic benefits were recognized in several European countries by psychoanalysts, psychologists and artists. In England and the United States, artists and pioneering art therapists worked with children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics and through their writings and teachings helped formulate various approaches to art in therapy.

    Art Therapy is the overlapping of three distinctive fields of study – art, art education and psychology. Within this discipline, visual expression, creative process, human development, behaviour, personality, and mental health among others are important to the definition and scope of art therapy. There are two approaches to art therapy: the art psychotherapy approach and the art as therapy approach. Art can also be used as a diagnostic tool as part of the therapeutic process. Most art therapists use a combination of art as therapy and art psychotherapy depending on the situation and the patient they are working with. However both approaches are therapeutic and healing.

    The Survey of Art Therapy is a three credit course that will introduce students to the basics of art therapy. Students will learn about the history of art therapy, various theoretical approaches in art therapy and the various populations with which art therapy can be used. The students will gain an overview of the field of art therapy that will then enable them to pursue this field of studies as a diploma or Masters’ option, as well as provide ideas to enhance their current field of expertise.

    Students will engage in hands-on art making activities as a means of exploring the creative process and its relationship to the psychological and emotional self. Art projects will encompass a variety of media and techniques. Illustrated lectures, presentations and readings from a wide resource of people in the field will be presented. Students will utilize personal experiences to explore imagery and symbolic language from the perspective of both creator and viewer. A willingness to experiment, share, and create is more important than technical skill or artistic ability in this course.

    The course will commence on 5th January 2011 and will be conducted over four weeks with duration of three hours, four times a week at the Department of Fine Arts. It will be conducted by faculty from USA. Since there are no trained art therapists in Chennai and generally within the country, the course is an intense one. The aim is to bring an awareness of using art as therapy in the healing process and for many individuals working in varied institutions as hospitals and non-government organizations, will offer possibilities and opportunities to intervene more knowledgably. And if required, this fundamental knowledge can be extended by pursuing a postgraduate course in Art Therapy in any universities in United States, Australia or in any other part of the world as within the country yet there are no institutions or art institutions who have ventured forth to design a degree course in art therapy. Hence it is the vision of Stella Maris to offer a postgraduate programme in near future.

  10. Summary of recent trip to Seoul, Korea to provide training

    I was invited by the government agency KACES (Korea Art, Culture and Education Services) to be the invited expert for a two day workshop in Seoul December 28-29, 2010. As part of the visit I also was interviewed for several newspaper articles and did a half hour interview on the English language radio station in Seoul- all to promote the arts and arts therapies as a means of improving society and the lives of Koreans- especially the youth. Leaders from other creative therapies in Korea were present and also presented lectures including Dr. Hyun Ju Chong of the Korean Music Therapy Education Association, Dr. Boon Soon Ryu, President of the Korean Dance Therapy Association, and Professor Youjin Hong of the Dramatherapy Department of Dongduk Womens University. We were welcomed by the Dae-young Lee, the President of KACES and the entire visit was coordinated by the Community Arts Education team of KACES led by Taeyeon Kim. Invited participants from dance, art, music and drama therapy all listened to lectures and participated in role-playing exercises about best practices as well as discussing program planning issues. It was a wonderful experience and illustrated the interest and commitment in Korea to the integration of creative arts therapies in schools, treatment centers and communities. My lecture focused on troubled adolescents and how art therapy can address issues of violence and isolation with both individuals and families. Joan Phillips, PhD, ATR-BC

  11. Flip Looyen

    I would like to hear about what you are doing promoting Art Therapy for art therapists. It is nice to take trips. But we need more efforts for art therapists. People talk a lot about themselves in your country!

  12. linda

    dear sir, madame,

    I am looking for any organisation around the world who already integrates art-therapy to homeless-people. I am working now for years and i am taken by the specifics needs of these people (very complex). Next year I would like to graduate on this subject by developing a specific method of art therapy to homeless-people in homeless shelters. Hopefully you can inform me quickly about this subject, caus in march i have to complete my schedule for next year.

    Kind regards

    Linda den Otter
    The Netherlands

  13. Stacy Jones

    Hello,
    I will be spending a year in Ecuador, starting in September. I am wondering if anyone is aware of an art therapy activity there. I am open to any suggestions, knowledge etc. I primarily work with child and adolescent trauma, though have had several years working with adults with a wide range of diagnosis. I have looked and have a few leads, yet thought I would post here and see if anyone has any information they would be interested in sharing. Unfortunately I do not know where I will be, though I think it may be in Cuenca or slightly south. Looking forward to hearing from you! Stacy D. Jones MA ATR-BC LCAT

  14. ANGELA FOEHL

    Stacy: You may want to post this on the Facebook page of the American Art Therapy Association. There are lots of international members. It is called Art Therapy Network at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_327591208772

    Angela

    Angela Foehl, J.D., M.P.H.
    Director of Public Policy
    American Art Therapy Association
    225 N. Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314

  15. That is very interesting. I totally agree with you. Anything that keeps the mind occupied and gives him pleasure and satisfaction improves a person’s state of mind, emotion and health.

  16. Katya De Luisa

    I develop art therapies. In 2000 developed a picture communication therapy that improves and maintains communication with persons with dementia/Alzheimer’s even in the final non verbal stages. Developed a training program for the Sarasota Fl. Alzheimer’s Ass and trained professionals and families throughout the USA and Central America. I reside in Costa Rica and am interested in knowing of any therapies that use imagery. In beginning stages of developing a therapy for autism.

  17. Deena

    What are you doing about art therapy jobs? I am in my third year of deferring loans because I cannot find a full-time job. This is not just the economy. Art therapists cannot get reimbursed and are paid not much better than coffee baristas. Everyone thinks we are recreation therapists. I am from outside the United States and came here to study. I speak 5 languages and will give up to work as a translator full time. I would like to see the national group talk about the realities now.

  18. I wanted to let all those who will be attending the conference in Seattle about the International Forum. This is a time to let others know what you are doing, ask questions and network with art therapist interested working internationally or who are working outside the US. The International Forum is on Thursday, between 4:15 pm and 5:00 pm. Check the brochure for the venue. Come share and network.

  19. Joe Arts

    One can ask: do we hold an artwork confidential, if made in the confines of a clinic, under the direction of an art therapist ? . . . . . . or should the peice be exhibited for the public to see, learn from, and enjoy ?? What details of the artist’s personal life (or even diagnosis) should an exbibit disclose during the onset of such a showing ?? Let’s discuss. (my inquiry inspired by Randy Vicks article, “Ethics on Exhibit”, in journal vol. 28, no. 4 , 2011).

  20. Jane Hosking

    Hi Everyone. I am a volunteer at a hospice in Penang, Malaysia. The hospice is called Pure Lotus Hospice of Compassion. There is a website http://www.purelotushospice.org. It is a charitable hospice and is run by a Buddhist Nun. She takes in people who are terminally ill from all faiths and beliefs, who are homeless or the families can no longer care for them. We started an art therapy session some time ago and the patients look forward to the sessions. None of us volunteers are trained in art therapy and I am hoping that some of you could share your ideas for projects as we are beginning to run out of ideas. We have paper, crayons, paint, pencils and plenty of time. Your help would be appreciated. Thank you.

  21. Dear Fellow Art Therapists – I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I live in California and have a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from out of state. I have returned to the profession and finished my degree after working in another field for some time. I have been told by employers I can’t be hired without a license. In order to get state licensing in California, the core curriculum required for an LPCC are social work/counseling classes which would take a second Master’s Degree. My art therapy program at the time didn’t incorporate these particular requirements. I have completed 108 CEU’s for pre-licensing for the LPCC. There is no possibility of going back to school for a second master’s degree. I can’t seem to figure out where to go from here. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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