An overview of the field of Art Therapy, a 20th century profession with its roots in ancient times and in creating in order to cope with pain. With images of clinicians from all over the world serving a wide variety of people, the film shows: the history and development of art therapy, what art therapists do to help people to create and reflect, the major theoretical approaches, the expansion of the discipline, and some of the reasons art therapy has grown so rapidly. Through viewing those directly involved in the process, the viewer will see how and why art therapy is so very powerful.
Available on DVD from www.expressivemedia.org

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  1. All my life I have turned to art to express myself. Growing up i kept sketchbooks and looking back at them, I see a different emotion in every face, color, & pencil stroke. My mom was an artist, and when she was sick with cancer she didn't draw as much as she used to. I have a sketchbook of hers with half of the pages full of her art, and the other half mine. When I see them, I wonder what she was feeling. Honestly, this video brought tears to my eyes because I would love to do this as a career!

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