Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sharing successful directives

During a recent supervision, I asked the Art Therapists to have in mind a directive that had worked well in one of their groups. I asked one supervisee to present her directive for the rest of the group to do. The directive was to create a timeline using symbols for significant events, indicating if the event was positive or negative. It was a good exercise because it gave the therapists a sense of how the patients might feel when presented with an Art Therapy directive. Some of us were confused and had questions. Some of us didn't know where to start. Some of us only had a couple of events, some had many events. The supervisee used this directive with PTSD clients in the past, and you could see how it would be interesting to hear about the different events and how they effected their behavior.