The Arts in Expressive Arts Therapy
Expressive Arts Therapy combines the use of multiple art forms, or modalities. It is an integrative approach -- just as a movie director must know how to combine multiple disciplines such as acting, costumes, photography and writing, so too an expressive arts therapist moves from drawing to writing poetry to dance to sculpture.
Each art modality has its own strengths and limitations, and the expressive arts therapist knows how to enhance the power of the therapeutic experience by choosing the appropriate modalities.
Photo (c) 2008 Svetlana Kreimer