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Unread March 18th, 2006, 06:20 PM
Keggys Keggys is offline
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Default Art Therapy vs. Recreation Therapy

Can anyone help me clearly explain the difference between Art Therapy and recreation therapy? As much as I may know about Art Therapy, I know little about recreation therapy. My impression of recreation therapy is that it is to help people with their leisure skills, making it theraputic in nature, but this is not psychotherapy.

Recreation (I believe) is done for personal pleasure or education. This means that doing art or music with a client does not neccessarily mean it is Art Therapy even though it may be theraputic in nature.

I plan to write up something to use in my facility. Any help is appreciated.
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