It would be nice to 'see' who I am replying to, but never-the-less here goes.
Play therapists consider art to be part of their expressive play modalities and in general will focus in on the art behaviour more than the subject or theme of the imagery, though sometimes it is taken into account.
Art therapists on the other hand, tend to consider the multi layered meanings behind all aspects of the creative process: artistic behaviour=the doing of art; choice of materials; methods of using materials; use of the paper space or 3-D in space; subject matter=content; dialogue around art product and process; etc. etc.
Through my readings I have come to the conclusion that play therapists have a complementary approach that could enhance art therapists process observation skills, which tend to become secondary to what appears on paper or through the creative product. Finally art and play are separate disciplines though they sometimes are blended with younger clients. F.
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