Art Therapy  

 

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals. The Art Therapy Program integrates the fields of human development, visual art, and the creative process with models of counseling and psychotherapy. The program uses three basic methods of working; non directive, directive, and acute sensitive. Once the child is first assessed, the art therapist uses her professional judgement on which art method should be used for that particular child. The way of working is tailored to the needs of each individual. The therapist provides a wide range of art materials. Art therapy will be provided with a standard of ten hours total of service. After these ten hours, the therapist will re-evaluate the child to see if additional sessions is necessary. If so, services will continue until results are satisfactory. These services are free of cost to the families LAF serves.