In recent years, the field of art therapy has gained momentum, but art therapists still tend to work verbally during sessions with parents. The therapeutic approach presented here is anchored in the notion that the encounter between the art world and treatment creates a unique relationship between therapist, parents, art based interventions, and the artwork. When parents take part in a therapeutic experience that enables them to create and play with art materials, they may accept and appreciate their inner ‘child’ more easily. This may help them accept the fact that their own children are dependent on them, while at the same time acknowledging their need for autonomy, which can heighten children’s perception of their own acceptance by peers and acceptance by their parents.
This course is based on the article, The Efficiency of Art-Based Interventions in Parental Training created by Liat Shamri-Zeevi, PhD. et al. in 2018.
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Liat Shamri-Zeevi, PhD.
Dr Liat Shamri-Zeevi is an experienced art therapist and Supervisor. She is a lecturer and a faculty member in the Academic College of Society and the Arts, Israel, and a member of the Emili Sagol Creative Art Therapies Research Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is working in private practice in Israel; Specialized in treating children and youth, parent-child art psychotherapy, parent training.
Dafna Regev, PhD.
Dafna Regev is a qualified art therapist, researcher, and senior lecturer at the School of Creative Art Therapies and a faculty member of the Emili Sagol Creative Arts Therapies Research Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. She specializes in parent-child art psychotherapy and works in a private clinic. Her articles have been published in leading journals in the field of art therapy.
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge art-based therapy as viable in parental training.
Identify the techniques of at-based therapy that are the most effective.
Apply those techniques to family based practice.
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