I have just finished reviewing many of the postings and have found them most interesting. I am particularly excited to hear about therapeutic art as opposed to art therapy. I have been confused about this issue ever since I learned that art therapy was a profession. My education is in Social Work and I find it curious that we are taught as Social Workers that we can be a myriad of titles and still be social workers,"Generalist Social Work". I have had a few different jobs ranging in tiles from counselor, therapeutic interventionist, youth worker, researcher, and of course social worker.
I have been trying to find literature on therapeutic art and have been looking it up under art therapy and found it to be so terribly out of my range. I am excited to have a new subject to look for information under.
I am a little disapointed right now because I really want to go back to school to become an art therapist but am unable to at this time because of financial and family obligations not to mention I am living a couple hundred miles from the nearest university that has the degree program. I am currently working as a youth counselor in a crisis center and am wondering if anyone has advice resources that I can use to do therapeutic art and not misrepresent what I am doing as art therapy. Even though I am far from any art therapists or any art therapy schools I still want to learn as much as I can on the subject.
I am writing this while trying to stay awake on an overnight shift so I hope it makes sense. Thanks
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