Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Helping New Staff

In supervision recently, I asked everyone to create an image with her/his best advice for a new Art Therapist who just started working at the hospital. Since the rest of us had been working at the hospital from a few months to several years, we all had various tips and suggestions for working with the sex offenders. The images included themes about asking questions, walking purposefully, self care, not losing your keys, and telling patients "I don't know, but I'll get back to you."  It's overwhelming to start work in a large, bureaucratic institution, so it's good to have as much support as possible in the beginning. We all gave our drawings to the new Art Therapist to refer to down the road.