Archive for the ‘Art Therapy’ Category

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.


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.

World War I and Adrian Hill

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Adrian Hill, a World War I artist, coined the term art therapy and began working with patients suffering from illness in a London hospital.

The Renaissance

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Many advances were made in the production and uses of art during the period known as the Renaissance.

Event One

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012