Utilizing Multiple Avenues in Therapy with Adolescents

The New York Art Therapy Association is pleased to welcome Dana Wedin ATR-BC, LCAT
(1.0 CE contact hour)

This workshop will explore a directive that has been an effective way in getting to the core feelings of the most difficult adolescents. It will look at how distancing the directive from the patient’s direct feelings enable them to open up and break through the defensive wall that adolescents build up. The distancing will be done through the use of art therapy, drama therapy techniques, storytelling and puppetry.

Description of Course Content:

Participants will demonstrate basic proficiency in different techniques and materials in a directive used with adolescents.

Participants will be able to name at least three benefits to using multiple avenues in therapy with adolescents to help break down the defensive wall.

Participants will be able to identify at least 3 interventions to use with adolescents to facilitate the sharing of personal narrative and images as a means of self-reflection and bridging the gap between reality and fantasy.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Utilize different techniques to help break down the defense wall of adolescents
  • The effectiveness of distancing when creating a directive
  • Understand how art therapy, drama techniques, puppetry and storytelling can work together to bridge the gap between reality and fantasy

Instructions for Obtaining the CEUs:

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