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Fw: Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?1?!

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joym (joym)
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 08:30:52 -0500


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> From: joym <joym>
> To: Brie29
> Subject: Re: Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?1?!
> Date: Tuesday, November 03, 1998 8:29 AM
>
> The majority of art therapy publications over the years do, in fact,
> recommend clay for aggressive individuals. This does NOT mean that there
is
> no acting out. It does mean however, that when used in a skillful manner,
> the therapist guides the individual THROUGH the release of excess energy
> and ON to more socially appropriate expressions. I do not know of any
> "magic" medium to quell behavior problems. All such problems require a
> "working through" period. For severe problems arising in the classroom, I
> would hope (though it may not always be the case) that the school
counselor
> &/or school psychologist be involved in the team writing the ISP.
>
> Joy Moody, ATR-BC, LCPC
>
> ----------
> > From: Brie29
> > To: dmammone; owner-artsednet.edu;
> joym; artsednet.edu
> > Subject: Re: Re: Clay for aggressive kids?!?1?!
> > Date: Monday, November 02, 1998 10:38 PM
> >
> > A year and a half ago I took an Art Therapy class. I don't recall the
> author
> > but I read some research that found that giving aggressive students
clay
> to
> > punch around to release their aggressions DID NOT work , infact it
> increased
> > their aggressive behavior. I have seen this in my classroom too.
> Gabrielle in
> > MN