ART THERAPY

the use of artistic activities, such as painting, jewelry making and clay modeling, in psychotherapy and sometimes in rehabilitation. The process of making art is seen as therapeutic, an experience that provides the opportunity to express oneself imaginatively, authentically, and spontaneously. Over time, this process can lead to personal fulfillment, emotional reparation, and transformation within the individual. The products made are a means of symbolic communication and a vehicle for developing new insights and understandings. They may also be helpful in resolving conflicts, solving problems, and formulating new perceptions to achieve positive changes, growth, and rehabilitation,

ART THERAPY: "The person engaged in art therapy to help him or her develop new insight into his or her behaviors and difficulties."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ART THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/art-therapy/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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