Posts categorized: Art Therapy

Twin Pull ~ Sara Roizen Vicarious Traumatization As therapists, most of us have been a secondary witness to the accumulated traumas that many of our clients have experienced first hand: Physical and sexual abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, rape, illness, and the list goes on…Even the most seasoned therapist cannot help but absorb some of this energy and trauma. This...

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March 2, 2011

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February 23, 2011

“Imagination is not a talent of some men, but is the health of every man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  I’ve decided to write a short “top ten” list of common myths about art therapy – all of which I’ve come across in the past few years. I hope this information helps to dispel some current misconceptions about the field. 1)...

February 21, 2011

It is interesting to note that in this day and age, psychological terms have trickled down into our everyday conversations. For example, it’s not rare to hear someone complain, “oh god – she is SO obsessive compulsive!” Or, “I’m so depressed right now!” What are the actual definitions of these terms though? I thought it would be interesting to do...

February 5, 2011

Ascent ~ Sara Roizen I’m happy to share that I followed my own advice from my previous blog on “getting unstuck in the studio” and have begun painting again! Aside from the list of ways to get unstuck that I already posted about, I have to say that starting to meditate daily again has had a very positive impact on...

December 5, 2010

Mask making appears in many different cultures and throughout the course of human history. As an art therapy technique, I have found mask making with clients to be an incredibly interesting and often illuminating process for both of us. Creating and then wearing a mask allows us to expose parts of ourselves that we are not usually willing to embrace...

September 19, 2010