Art

Art therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience.

When facilitated by a professional art therapist, art therapy effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals, as well as community concerns. It is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, enhance social skills, reduce and resolve conflicts and distress, and advance societal and ecological change.

When facilitated by a professional art therapist, art therapy effectively supports personal and relational treatment goals. It is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight and enhance social skills.

For more information on Art Therapy, please visit www.arttherapy.org or contact Betsy Hawley at betsy@ppcc-pa.org

Note: When utilizing any of the art activities available in the Creative Expressions Toolkit, please be advised that these resources do not take the place of actual Art Therapy interventions. These resources were developed by an Art Therapist to promote developmentally appropriate activities for children with chronic illness in the home and community settings utilizing art materials. If you have any questions about these activities, please contact your child’s health care provider.