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What Words Cannot Say: The Power of Art and Play in Children?s Expression and Mental Health
Helping children foster therapeutic change requires tools that effectively address a child?s developmental needs. Through a review of child development theories and the neuroscience of brain development, it becomes clear ...
The Role of Art Therapy for Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities
The following research explores art therapy and how it is beneficial to persons living with disabilities on a day-to-day basis, whereas another type of therapy may not be so rewarding to them. A brief background of how art ...
Shedding Internalized Shame and Guilt: The Use of Art Therapy in Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Programs
Drug and alcohol abuse has become a costly epidemic in society. Helping those who suffer from addiction requires proper treatment and care. Addiction is defined as compulsive alcohol and drug seeking despite negative ...
Art Therapy Considerations for Transgender Youth and Young Adults
Social stigmas, being shunned by family and friends, violence, and sexual abuse are some of the hardships that transgender youth may face. The complex nature of being a transgender person almost inevitably creates emotional, ...