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Art Therapy and Adolescents

by Michelle Dean 15-11-2016 | 6:43PST | Comments (0)

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Adolescence can be a challenging time in a child’s development, but when losses, adjustment issues, or trauma affect the child, it makes it all the more difficult. Teenagers often feel self-conscious, under stress, and shut down. Sometimes teenagers in traditional talk therapies fail to feel engaged. Imagery and art tap into our earliest ways of […]

Art as a Universal Experience: A Dichotomy in Art Expression

by Michelle Dean 01-10-2015 | 9:21PST | Comments (0)

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Art is a universal process among children in cultures around the world and is something that all adults possess the capacity for into old age. All people may call themselves artists if they create artwork, reserving the term professional artist for those who receive money for their work. Developmentally, there is a universally accepted progression […]