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Creativity in Counseling

It’s the process, not the product that counts when it comes to creativity in counseling. And it’s a growing movement, but is it really anything new? Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

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So You Want to be an Art Therapist, Part One: Art Therapy as a Career Path

So how cool would it be to get a degree in art therapy and become an art therapist? That’s a complicated question; this series will give you the best information on how to make that decision. Primary Topic:  …

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #4: Visual Journaling

The Cool Art Therapy Interventions Countdown is back; coming in at #4 is a popular technique most often known as “visual journaling.” Visual journals have been used for centuries as records of ideas and imagination, creative autobiographical expres…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #8: Mask Making

Masks are worn for performance, entertainment, disguise, concealment, or protection. They have been around since ancient times and have been used in ceremony, storytelling, and dramatic enactment. Making a mask invites you to explore the persona you re…

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The Ten Coolest Art Therapy Interventions

I’m taking a cue from Ryan Howes’ Top Ten Coolest Therapy Interventions to demystify just what art therapy is and some of the tools of the trade.  Primary Topic:  Media read more

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Is Talking About Traumatic Experiences Dangerous?

The disaster in Haiti once again brings up a question for relief workers: Are methods such as critical incident stress debriefing or similar forms of intervention appropriate? And, in fact, can they be harmful? I believe that telling the story when it …

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