Good Health and Well-Being

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Tony Wall, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökcin Özuyar

Art for Health and Well-Being

  • Lynette SteeleEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69627-0_11-1

Synonyms

Definition

Many descriptions are used to describe the therapeutic relationship between art therapist and client. “The term creative arts therapy refers to an arts-based therapy performed by a creative arts therapist who is credentialed under the auspices of the national organization representing that treatment modality. A creative arts therapist demonstrates aesthetic competencies in his or her respective arts modality and has received education and training in that art form before entering into the study and clinical training in one of the creative arts therapies.” These can include arts therapies, expressive arts therapies, therapeutic arts, creative arts therapy (or in therapy), expressive therapies, and art psychotherapy (Micozzi 2011: 177–178). Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private Medical PracticeCape TownSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Thriving at WorkUniversity of ChesterChesterUK