course »Incorporating Art Therapy While Working with Youth in Foster Care

Date: 4/14/2016, 11:00 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Alameda
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: (916) 254-5200
This course is a introduction to the theory of Art Therapy. Art as a therapeutic intervention is a creative process, suitable for all ages, and particularly for those who may be experiencing life changes, trauma, illness or disabilities causing distress for the individual and for their family. Through individual and group experience this course introduces participants to an understanding of the therapeutic potential of Art as Therapy.

Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to maintain client’s manipulative skills using various tools and task.
  2. Participants will understand the history behind Art Therapy.
  3. Participants will learn how to use Arts creative process to help their clients increase insight and judgment, cope better with stress & work through traumatic experiences.