About Art Therapy
Art therapy is a psychological discipline that uses visual art making and creative process to help bring about therapeutic change. Art therapy offers another way to communicate feelings, thoughts, traumas and other life and relationship experiences. It can be used to relieve stress or tension and support other therapies. Art therapy does not require you to be an artist. The benefits are not in the finished product, but participation in the activity of art.
Our art therapist works alongside our clinical team to provide the best service for each child and family. Once the goals of therapy are well understood, the parent and art therapist work together to develop a plan which may include activities to assist in:
- Improving comprehension and communication
- Managing sensory issues
- Enhancing motor skills
- Enhancing adaptive living skills
- Developing social skills
- Increasing emotional awareness and understanding
- Assessing and addressing family dynamics.
What is the process?
- Call (08) 8255 7137 to make an appointment.
- Complete and return requested information to Talking Matters.
- Attend an initial 60 minute session where the art therapist is able to introduce play with art materials and simple activities. This initial session offers an opportunity to observe and plan for future sessions.
- Children attend weekly 45 minute sessions individually with the art therapist to work on specific goals. Examples of these include behaviour, adaptability, flexibility and skills development.
- As art therapy sessions progress, ongoing assessment and evaluation assists the therapist to continue to create a structure of activities that help address the child's goals.
For more information, please download our Art Therapy pamphlet.
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