Archive for November, 2012

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Public Law 554, facilitating the formation of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC)

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Music Education Week sponsored by the WPA included lectures on music therapy

Monday, November 26th, 2012

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the New Deal, of which the Works Progress Administration and Federal Music Project were a part

Monday, November 26th, 2012

First outbreak of “Dancing Mania” in Germany

Monday, November 26th, 2012

James Leonard Corning’s publication of the first experimental study on music therapy

Monday, November 26th, 2012

World War II

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

During World War II the benefits of using art to treat soldiers suffering from “shell shock” became known.

Today

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Art therapy is a popular and constantly growing field of therapy.  As the world becomes more competent and technologically advanced, art therapy will undoubtedly be influenced. It remains to be seen if these changes will be positive or negative.

Art Therapy and Professionalism

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

In the 1970’s, many people began to explore the possibility of turning art therapy into a strong and long-standing profession.

Gestalt Therapists and Art Therapy

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Gestalt therapists began using art therapy in the 1960s.

Art Therapy at St. Elizabeths

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Art therapy became a form of treatment used in mental hospitals during the 1940’s.  One hospital that was a pioneer for the use of arts in treatment was St. Elizabeths in Washington, D.C.