Event Title

Images Over Words: The efficacy of Art Therapy with Latino and Asian Populations

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

7-4-2017 12:15 PM

Description

Extensive art therapy research with veterans, cancer patients, abuse survivors, and the mentally ill has been remarkable in terms of encouraging expression and healing through the art-making process. Emerging literature with minority populations, namely, Latinos and Asians, assesses the efficacy of this non-traditional approach. For clinicians and counselors alike, modifying therapeutic approaches with a fine-tuned cultural lens is vital for drawing out the core of the client; likewise, modifying creative therapeutic approaches for clients according to their unique backgrounds will achieve the same purpose. This literature presentation will explore these approaches in the form of Latino and Korean traditional arts and practices, while redefining the appeal and effectiveness of introducing expressive arts therapy with such populations. Future implications for art therapy will promote further dialogue on culture that mental health practitioners can be mindful and sensitive to.

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Apr 7th, 11:15 AM Apr 7th, 12:15 PM

Images Over Words: The efficacy of Art Therapy with Latino and Asian Populations

Hall of Governors

Extensive art therapy research with veterans, cancer patients, abuse survivors, and the mentally ill has been remarkable in terms of encouraging expression and healing through the art-making process. Emerging literature with minority populations, namely, Latinos and Asians, assesses the efficacy of this non-traditional approach. For clinicians and counselors alike, modifying therapeutic approaches with a fine-tuned cultural lens is vital for drawing out the core of the client; likewise, modifying creative therapeutic approaches for clients according to their unique backgrounds will achieve the same purpose. This literature presentation will explore these approaches in the form of Latino and Korean traditional arts and practices, while redefining the appeal and effectiveness of introducing expressive arts therapy with such populations. Future implications for art therapy will promote further dialogue on culture that mental health practitioners can be mindful and sensitive to.