Monthly Archives: May 2011

Military Survivors and Art Therapy

I found this interesting article on the use of art therapy with military survivors. Art can be a powerful expression for grief and loss across populations and age groups.

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Parent/Teen Breakthrough The Relationship Approach

I am finding this book to be helpful for all families I am working with who are struggling with the challenge of raising and parenting teens. Although it was written several years ago it is practical and provides insight into why controlling teens does not work. As a parent I know that our kids can be difficult to engage and I have found this book to be a great resource.

If you’re the parent of teens or near teens, then you know how frustrating and confusing it is to try to be the best parent you can be. When this book first came out, it won the Parents’ Choice Best Parenting Book of the Year Award. It’s based on pioneering research into what parents of teens do that actually works.


Gloria Simoneaux and Harambee Arts

The work that Fulbright scholar Gloria Simoneaux is doing in sub-saharan Africa is inspiring. I learned about her through Art Therapy Without Borders (ATWB). ATWB is an organization whose purpose is for charitable, educational, and networking purposes to promote, develop, and support international art therapy initiatives and the work of art therapists worldwide.

http://www.harambeearts.org/about.html


Art After Brain Damage

I found this LA Times article on the Art Therapy Alliance FB feed about a woman’s art work after brain damage. Very interesting read.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-diseases-art-20110516,0,7746888.story?track=rss


Art Therapy Center in Children’s Hospital

Wow I would love to have a center like this in Austin at our children’s hospital. In November the hospital announced a $1.5 million Expressive Therapy Center that would house therapeutic arts for children with serious or life-threatening health problems.
The center includes an art area for drawing, painting and sculpting; a music section with drums, pianos, CD players and other items. It is now open.


Tuscalosa Art Therapy with Children

Here is a follow up to the art therapy being done with children who were victims of the tornado’s in Alabama.
http://blog.al.com/entertainment-press-register/2011/05/fairhopes_nancy_raia_takes_art.html


Art Therapy with Tornado Victims

Here is an article about art therapy with victims of the recent tornados that hit Alabama among other places. This type of intervention with children recovering from such a disaster can help them process trauma in a supportive and accessible setting.