Art therapy, Find Alternative Medicine, Remedy and Healing, Ethnoscience
List of United States Folk Remedy and Healing
Art therapy - Ethnoscience Glossary Terms and Abbreviations
Art therapy uses art or creative self-expression for therapeutic purposes. It employs simple art materials, drawing and painting as a means to restore, maintain, or improve an individual's physical and mental health. Assessment and treatment is based on established human developmental and psychological theories. Art Therapists look at the images a client creates, and at the client's responses to their own creations, and interpret them as reflections of an individual's development, abilities, personality, interests, concerns and conflicts. Art therapy is used to help resolve emotional conflicts, promote self-awareness, improve social skills, treat behavioral problems, solve problems, reduce stress and increase self-esteem.