Creative Arts Therapy

What is Creative Arts Therapy?

Creative Arts Therapy uses art making to promote health, communication and expression. The creative arts involve the use of visual arts, drama, music, dance/movement (or a combination of arts) to explore identified or emergent needs of individuals and groups. A professional therapeutic relationship facilitates the discovery and exploration of these needs in a safe and supportive environment.

The Aim of Creative Arts Therapy

The overall aim of creative arts therapy is to enable clients to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art making and self-expression. The ability for creative engagement to simply maintain health and well-being should also be noted.

As members of therapeutic teams or as private practitioners creative arts therapists work closely with other professionals. Therapists:

The Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapy website contains further information on the benefits of art making within a therapeutic environment:

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