What is Art Therapy
Art Therapy is a human service profession which offers an opportunity to explore personal problems and potentials through verbal and nonverbal expression and to develop physical, emotional and/or learning skills through therapeutic art experiences. Assessment and therapy through art recognizes that the art process, forms, content, and associations are reflections of an individual’s development, abilities, personality, interests and concerns. Art is used as a form of communication or symbolic language, giving external form to internal imagery. The use of art as therapy implies that the natural creative process can be a means of reconciling emotional conflicts and of fostering self-awareness and personal growth. Therefore, anyone can be a candidate for art therapy. Artistic ability is not required.