Sunday, May 1, 2011

Art Therapy Inservice

Recently, a few Art Therapists at the hospital provided an inservice to the rest of the Rehabilitation department which also comprises Recreation and Music Therapists. We talked about what Art Therapy is, how we have used it to treat sex offenders, and we had the group do a short directive to get a feel for the Art Therapy process. We asked them to draw a stressful or difficult interaction with a patient. After, everyone was welcome to share their drawing if they felt like it. It was a good opportunity to help colleagues understand what Art Therapy is like, and it also served as a sort of supervision where staff could talk about what has been going on with them at work.