Posts categorized: Art Therapy

Mural making has been a passion of mine for a long time. I have done murals myself, as well as facilitating group mural making. Group mural making provides the participants with unique insight into how they express themselves within a group setting and often brings about new revelations about each participant’s unique individual voice and how it relates to the...

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I found a very interesting website by a woman named Mara McWilliams. She is a woman living with Bipolar Disorder who has found a unique connection to art and poetry making. Here is her artist’s statement: My work revolves around the concepts of hope, healing, and expressionism. I believe that by freely sharing emotion through color choices and brush strokes,...

September 5, 2010

Sometimes people ask me what kinds of art therapy groups and individual sessions I do with my patients. What are some of the materials used or themes explored? Here is a list of some of the art therapy groups that I have led in the past few months at the hospital… 1. Seashell Creatures 2. Sand Paint 3. Underwater Worlds...

September 5, 2010

Here are a few pictures from the last mural that we did at the hospital. It is displayed in the front area of the “Zone” – which is our therapeutic play space. I sketched out the hot air balloon design, and then the mural was painted by a 5 year old patient. While painting she learned to mix her own...

September 4, 2010

I wanted to share some examples of artwork that has been done in “The Zone” at Mount Sinai Hospital with the children. The Zone is a therapeutic and educational play environment for patients and families to play, learn, laugh and relax. The Zone is a state-of the-art environment that offers a range of activities and opportunities that meet the special...

April 28, 2010

This should be wonderful! Here’s the info…Date: Saturday, April 10Time: 9AM – 5PMLocation:Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus200 Willoughby AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11205pratt.edu Environmental Art Therapy: Creating with and within public spaces to deepen individual therapeutic experience and allow for multi-dimensional human and environmental therapeutic outcomes. Participants will learn an overview of theory and application of Environmental Art Therapy. A group interactive model...

March 6, 2010

Yesterday I found out that my patient had died. I had been working with him at the hospital since this summer and we had developed a very special relationship… He was an incredible 9 year old, who filled the room with energy, laughter, and new perspectives. I still cannot believe he is gone. It happened so suddenly and it still...

January 28, 2010