Saturday, August 30, 2014

Supervision Directive--Getting Feedback from Peers

An Art Therapist who went to the recent AATA conference shared a directive from a workshop he went to. He asked us to write down something at work that was bothering us. Then he asked us to create an image about our difficulty. He gave everyone a pad of post-it notes, and asked everyone to look at each other's art and writing, and to write a note to that person with words of advice or support or encouragement. After, everyone could read what the others wrote, and maybe gain a new perspective, or find something that resonated for him or her, or just feel supported.  It was a helpful exercise, and one that could also be used with patients.