Imagicide

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“Tell me what you see.”  The sentence varies, but the meaning is always the same: please interpret this piece of art for me because I...

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Beauty is in the Brain of the ...

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What happens in your brain when one of your clients produces an art product that you find alluring, appealing, and attractive?  And...

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“Let Fredom be Free!”

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Generally speaking, therapists strive to allow their clients the opportunity to express themselves without constraints.  However,...

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Visual & Verbal Mismatche...

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A mismatch between a client’s art products and her/his response to them could signify a thought disorder, a processing disorder, or...

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Insight, Introspection, &...

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Let’s face it; we’re therapists, and we adore insight and introspection.  But many of our clients don’t.  Timing is everything, and...

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Take it to the Limit, Part II

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In Take it to the Limit, Part I we met the Leader of the Pack, the tall and confident head honcho in a group of adolescent boys in...

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Take it to the Limit, Part I

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Limit testing.  Most therapists have the limit-testing group client at least once in their lives.  And depending on the population...

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Keeping Client Artwork Safe

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As a nomadic art therapist, I travel from school to school with my marvelous, magical (and heavy) kit of art supplies, setting up and...

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Preventing Problems Related to...

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The therapy session is nearly over, and you and your client have wrapped up all agenda items for the day.  But there’s a residual...

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“Untitled”

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You’re in a session with a client and art media.  The client uses the art media at your invitation.  When the client finishes, you...

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