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Re: Art Therapy in the Classroom

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Ellyn Wenk (ellyn)
Sat, 21 Feb 1998 13:13:53 -0500


Fields, Linda wrote:

> > Hi,
> > I'm a subsitute teacher/preschool art teacher/ and a full time
> > graduate
> > art ed certification student and I need Help!!!
> > I want to do a paper for my Educational Psych class..on art
> > therapy in
> > the classroom. simple enough right?....nope.
> >

I do not think that art therapy belongs in the classroom. That may be
why you havenot found much information on the subject.
It is a serious psychoanalytical procedure that really works. If you use
art therapy and it
is successful and you get the
children to open up, you should be trained to deal with their
disclosures in an
appropriate manner. This should be more than a year or month workshop
in art
therapy.
I took a workshop in art therapy and the group of us who came to
learn were all sharing and crying and opening up with issues that we did
not even
know we had! Once again proving art to be the answer to yet another of
life's
problems. However I do not think it should be in the classroom. Maybe
in the
school psychologist's office if he/she is properly trained.
Ellyn