Research on the efficacy of the arts therapies

Journals of Member Associations

Related Journals

Journal for the Arts in Psychotherapy

Journal of the Applied Arts and Health​



Dramatherapy: Journal of the British Association for Dramatherapists

 

 

 

The Creative Arts Therapies Make a Difference for People With:​

 

Mental Health Needs
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between resistance and relationship. Creative Arts Therapists create nonthreatening group and individual arts experiences for the exploration of feelings and therapeutic issues, such as self-esteem or personal insight.

Alzheimer's Disease
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between demoralization and dignity. Creative Arts Therapists select arts experiences from the person's past to trigger short and long term memory, decrease agitation, and enhance reality orientation.

Chronic Illness
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between chronic pain and comfort. Creative Arts Therapists plan arts experiences to distract people from pain and facilitate needed relaxation.

 

Head Injuries
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between isolation and interaction. Creative Arts Therapists organize groups using arts experiences to encourage self-expression, communication and socialization, and to facilitate cognitive retraining.

Substance Abuse Problems
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between denial and determination. Creative Arts Therapists use arts-based techniques to confront the client's barriers to the recovery process.

 

Physical Disabilities
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between frustration and fulfillment. Creative Arts Therapists design arts experiences to promote rehabilitative goals and to increase motivation.

Developmental Disabilities
Creative Arts Therapies can make the difference between passivity and productivity. Creative Arts Therapists structure sessions that teach cognitive, motor, and daily living skills through the arts and provide the opportunity to experience the success of the arts.

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