Comments on: Badges http://www.arttherapyblog.com Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Kelsi Randall http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-326531 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:19:44 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-326531 Don’t know if anyone has ever replied to you for this, but look into the graduate assistantship program at the university you are looking at, if it has one. Most state universities do. If you work as a graduate assistant, they will pay up to full tuition. Worth looking into.

I have a B.A. in Art from SRU (metalsmithing focus, hah, but not fine art…), and I’m looking into the graduate program for Art Therapy at Edinboro U. I have no psych in my bacherlor’s, so I will have to build up extra loans to fill that in, but I’m currently working as an EMT, helping people, not with art, but it’s rewarding nonetheless, and there is plenty of time during shift to work on art (or anything). If you’re independent and driven to do some freelance, it’s worth it.

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By: Amanda http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-325454 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:12:26 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-325454 Somebody help I have no idea where to start…I’m very passionate about art and the healing properties of making art. I’m interested in becoming a peer-to-peer counselor emphasising the extraction of negativity in mental health patients particularly children and adolescents. I need one on one informative dialectical assistance from a professional please. Atiffin1985@gmail.com

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By: chandrima guha roy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-323092 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 03:18:48 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-323092 Hi! I am working on art therapy and willing to know much more abt this field. And want to research on it. Plz guide me. I am an artist and live in west bengal.

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By: nancy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-322958 Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:07:42 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-322958 I have my BA in Psychology and am very interested in anything to do with mindfulness….art therapy….meditation and energy healing…
Im also a Reiki Practitioner and plan to incorporate my degree, my energy healing and my other training in working in the arts…specifically Healing Arts….
i also have specific training in Conflict Management and mediation, and with that I will also be doing mediation/family/communication and relationship therapy on positive communication/stress management and personality types and dynamics. I’m a very holistic individual and plan to create my own job because I cant find one!!

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By: Emma http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-322709 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:55:58 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-322709 Your side is interesting and beautiful! I’m working about 5 years in similar program for my community, my program is Health & Arts. for senior and kids.

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By: Art Therapy Team http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-312505 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:03:16 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-312505 Thanks Beatriz. Your site is beautiful!

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By: Beatriz Glez Sa http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-312420 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:53:17 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-312420 wonderful blog, I’m currently student of M.A in Art Therapy, also a art teacher and Artist, I’m very interested in the combination of art therapy and social work in my art work, and hopefully become a good art therapist in the close future as well, I’ll definitely follow your blog.
I have add your badge to my site http://beatrizglezsa.com/
congratulation on your great work!!

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By: Ray Scott http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-303668 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:32:22 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-303668 In 1992 I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. 2010 created the Greater Bakersfield Green Expo – the only Recycled Material Art Competition in California. All a child needs is creativity and household items. http://www.gbgreenexpo.org Today I am Keep California Beautiful Board President http://www.extraordinarygod.com .

Sincerely

Ray Scott

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By: Dell Custer http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-224696 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:59:06 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-224696 Wow! What a blog of sharing caring people. Very rejuvenating to read and learn more about entering the field of art therapy. I have been an artist all of my life and come from a family of artists. Worked as a legal administrator to support myself and now returning to my love of art. Therapy in art is allsome. I have years of education but no degree. Can’t use the side of my brain to pass all the algebra.
I read about others w masters and bravo to them for their accomplishments.
Do you need all that to work in a art therapy invironment w young adults in a drug related rehab facility in Florida?
Thanks
Dell

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By: LISIANE MAGDELEINE http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-223126 Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:18:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-223126 HI i am sister lisiane from Mauritius island and i am very interesting in art theraphy since my childwood the desire to learn and to put in practice what i have learned is still alive in me. I believe that art theraphy is a good method among others for inner illing, but alas most of the school need a master degree or a M. A to be admited in the school.Alas i don t have those qualification but i have many years of experiences as a teacher i have my T.T.C FROM INDIA KOLKATA UNIVERSITY AND I DID TWO YEARS IN CANADA MONTREAL AT I.FI.M INSTITUTION and at ALSO IN lonavala institute PATNA INDIA PLEASE YOU THINK THAT THERE IS A CHANCE FOR ME TO FOLLOW THIS COURSES IN AM EAGER TO LEARN FOR IT IS MY LAST HOPE . WAITING FOR AN ANSWER

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By: Debbie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-199087 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 17:02:40 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-199087 Such a great blog. I am interested in knowing and also sharing the power of Art Therapy in different societies. I have my Masters in Youth social Psychology and Expressive art therapy. I am now living in Ethiopia and hoping to open an art center for youth/children needed a safe place. This blog is a huge platform for me as I am here a lone where Art therapy of such matter is not much known or practiced. Thanks you everyone.

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By: Nancy Ruth http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-190835 Fri, 24 May 2013 12:25:02 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-190835 I have enjoyed providing arttime for the parents of friends. When I am in the home, the caregiver has time for yoga, a bubble bath or even a walk outside. I open my carpet bag and engage the elder. 20 minutes or two hours of activities, changing as we go. By the way, my new(old)friends seem to truly enjoy have a book read aloud to them. From short story, poetry, to pop-up book design…. all and anything, is stimulation. Conversation leads to friendship.

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By: Courtney http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-107870 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:23:21 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-107870 Thanks for the work you do on this blog. It is a tremendous help and offers an alternative way of thinking and approaching life for those of us struggling with certain mental health issues. Continue the good work!

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By: donna http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-31666 Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:27:49 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-31666 I think this is healing for not only people that have been abuse, but for all others that need healing, I’m going into this filled but there’s no schools in Tx. HELP,0 so need to look into where I need to go and do. But I love art and would love to use it to help people and heal.

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By: Eileen Schaff http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-28013 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 12:30:41 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-28013 I recognise so many thoughts and feelings from the blogs above. My interest is in art as therapy (as opposed to art therapy which is a more clinical process), which I began teaching together with personal development, in further education college to students 16+ with social, emotional and/or learning difficulties. I now have my own community studio which offers lessons and supported art as therapy to all. I am a trained counsellor, teacher and stress therapist but could not afford to follow through the art therapists qualification at the time (and have no wish to study further now). I took Psychology and studied art therapy through personal reading and workshops, and I know enough to know when I don’t know enough – then to call for clinical help. There is a fine line we tread with care. Good luck to you all. Please look at my facebook.com/art2artz page and support me. Thanks Eileen

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By: Alison http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-20306 Sat, 19 May 2012 07:08:23 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-20306 I am a trained special needs teacher and Textile Designer. I would love to join th two and help others.

Please forward info or links that I can follow,

Thankyou
Alison Macedo

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By: Dana Del Guerra http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-19065 Thu, 03 May 2012 16:04:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-19065 Great idea of connecting with artists, clinicians, and all consumers.

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By: Anne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-16867 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:19:33 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-16867 Sorry for my misspelling, I got distracted. I wanted to add there have been many studies to determine which was the best approach to therapy. What they all found was that it was the quality of the counselor that influenced the client in a positive way reguardless of the approach they used.
Learning to be a self accepting person who can be non-judgemental of others, patient, and familiar with and are healing elements of their personal history that still have a negative emotional charge. By resolving their own emotionally charged memories a therapist can avoid the development of transference. Tranference will confuse the therapist peronal issue with that of the client.

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By: Anne http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-16866 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 04:04:17 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-16866 Hi! It is nice to meet you all. I have taken courses at FSU in art therapy. I have a MA in counseling from UCF. when I got my masters art therapist could not be liscensed as mental health therapist and as so could not accept insurance. That has changed. FSU use to have a summer intensive program over 3 years. I don’t know if this is still the case. The teachers were very knowledgeable. much of it was experiential with lecture to explain the theory.
I want to give a suggestion to Orville and Leila – if you can find a book by Janey Rhyran ( I’m not sure if I have spelled it correctly but I am close. If you do a search for art therapy books on amazon you will find something close to this if I have mispelled it.
The best thing I think anyone can do is to experience personal counseling alone or in a group. The more therapy you experience the better you will understand yourself. Knowing yourself and resolving old issues is the first step in becoming a therapist of any kind. good luck!
To Lisa do a search for registered art therapist in you city. It will give you info on anyone in you local. these people have met many standards to gain this title. YOU can contact them and ask about their work. If you can afford it work with the one you feel the most comfortable with. Hope you find what you need.
To Becca Thomas check out the art therapy program in Edwardsvill, Ill. in the past they have had grants for all of their students. I don’t know if this is true now but you can check it out. You might cinsider a program you want and start taking a class at a time that meets a requirement for that program and will transfer into the program you want. I think experiencing personal therapy is important for everyone working in any type of therapy. I found that as I forgave others I loved that had harmed me in some way those people changed and so did I. Opportunities my open for you when you are ready. I would encourage you to find someone (an art therapist) you could volunteer with in some setting and/or have personal counseling too. If you find a school you think you want to attend check out all of the requirements, deadlines for applications,and educational background. There are some schools which offer undergraduate programs in art therapy. YOU amt quilify for a scholarship, grant, or work study. It may take you longer to complete your program and you will do it! Take care cordially Anne

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By: ORville http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-15189 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:01:54 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-15189 I would like to know more about the different kinds of art therapy…. I use paint, and buttons as well as music and poetry….. I’m a self-taught artist without any degree and I’d like to know how I could continue my education doing “ART THERAPY”!

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By: Tassie http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-14006 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 04:56:58 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-14006 Hi I would like to join your blog, I am currently a doctoral student in Behavioral medicine and I also have a BA in art and MBA/Healthcare what would I have to do to become an Art Therapists?

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By: Marianne Kaspar http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-10923 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 02:18:35 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-10923 This is especially re Carla Johnston’s and Sarah Kephart’s post – While I’m delighted to see you benefiting and appreciating the therapeutic effects of art I feel I should enter a word of caution here. Art therapy is a rigorous indepth psychotherapeutic field of study for a very good reason. This is because art (and other creative expression) has the ability to evoke deep seated and very intense emotional content. For someone left alone (as in Sarah’s case), or in untrained hands, such as in in Carla’s suggestion to offer amateur art therapy in a hospital, their traumatic experience could be catastrophically increased in intensity. Of course this is not always the case, and diversional therapy doing a bit of arts and craft is a charitable thing to do. However, please be mindful that you may find yourself in the situation like the sorcerer’s apprentice who unwittingly conjured up powers that were way beyond his capacity to control. In a worst case scenario, a person could even wish to or commit suicide after not being able to cope with the intensified emotional trauma and I would not wish this kind of responsibility on anyone who has meant so well, but unknowingly did more harm than good. That said, I do enourage you to continue exploring this life affirming field of art therapy, albeit with an experienced guide.

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By: Sarah Kephart http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-9306 Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:17:05 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-9306 I have a MFA in Fine Arts and shortly after graduating I gave birth to a beautiful girl named, Anna Claire. Anna died three weeks after she was born. Immediately after she passed, I began work for a show that I had committed to long before Anna came along. I made sculptural works that honored Anna’s life and death. It wasn’t until then when I realized that much of my work was therapeutic in nature and have since ventured out to make a stand about the varying benefits art and the entire creative process offers to those who are grieving and healing. DIYHEALINGARTZ a “you can do it too” approach to healing. This blog is still fresh and there is much more to come!

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By: leila http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7750 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:53:18 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7750 i like to know about art therapy but i live in Iran and infromation about it is little here.
pls,help me.

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By: Lisa http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7687 Thu, 26 May 2011 23:22:02 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7687 I am very interested in doing art therapy. How can I find a therapist in my area?

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By: Gemma Casey http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7660 Mon, 23 May 2011 18:14:14 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7660 I am a second year counseling student and love art therapy it can be used with nearly everyone I have used it at my placement which is with senior citizens some with dementia and works wonders

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By: Carly Johnston http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7431 Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:52:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7431 To Becca Thomas on “wanting a job in Art Therapy”….

Start with Volunteering at a hospital and medical center. Suggest you can provide some “art therapy” to patients either in the outpatient area or at their bedside, if they already don’t have a program established. (Do you homework first and have some ideas to present—maybe even some sample work.) If you are passionate about art therapy as you say, a small step like this may evolve into something greater in time.

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By: geetha oommen mathen http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7141 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 05:37:22 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7141 i enjoy the art,music & dance Therapy and would like to spread the happiness to more and more people.

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By: Becca Thomas http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-7074 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:10:04 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-7074 I have a BFA in jewelry and metalsmithing and can’t afford to go for my masters in Art Therapy. It’s all I want to do! Anyone have recommendations of jobs that I can get in the meantime that are related or how to get to the point of affording a masters? All I want to do is help people and live and breathe Art Therapy. <3 I feel so stuck!

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By: Amanda Everly http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-6931 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:35:03 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-6931 I am an Artist and Art Therapist in Seattle WA. I believe in the powerful healing aspect of art in my own life as well as the lives of my clients. I am excited to have found this blog.

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By: ellen keagy http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-6782 Mon, 07 Feb 2011 18:24:32 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-6782 I would like to subscribe to your blog…

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By: Karen Peacock http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-6621 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 03:10:09 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-6621 I want a real art therapy badge to sew on my coat at work! Any suggestions?

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By: stacy sprung http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-6404 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:42:12 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-6404 I work in a mental health agency and I am doing some art groups with them, the artmaking process, and the final product always suprise me as well as the clients. The clients are really enjoying this art group and the themes.

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By: monaliza velazquez http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-6070 Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:19:24 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-6070 im interested in art therapy as not only a child who witness domestice violence but also as a person who was abused in a marital relationship..In those days being that i was so young getting married i had no idea that the abuse had a name like domestic violence

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By: aida santana http://www.arttherapyblog.com/resources/badges/#comment-5918 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 20:45:39 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?page_id=1137#comment-5918 I am a counseling student with one year left before I graduate. I am highly interested in art therapy, because as a child I grew up in the inner city. My outlet was drawing and painting. It made me feel worthy when my teachers displayed my work in the school halls.

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