Faith Middleton Show: Art Therapists Help Heal The Sick And Wounded

teaching art as a technique for healing

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Faith Middleton Show: Art Therapists Help Heal The Sick And Wounded
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Faith Middleton Show: Art Therapists Help Heal The Sick And Wounded

Art therapy is used to help sick children and adults, the dieing, prisoners, PTSD sufferers and survivors of trauma, among others.

I once shadowed an art therapist as she made her rounds through the children's wing at Yale New Haven Hospital.  I learned that children who said little about their fear and complex thoughts, had access to their feelings through the therapist's technique - using her guitar to coax the kids to make up songs about themselves.

Art therapists help heal the sick and wounded - but how is it taught?

To lay the ground work for that we thought we'd take a look at how art therapists are trained.  

One department at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven offers a graduate degree in Art Therapy.  

Abbe Miller directs that program.


  

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Hi, there! Thanks for finding

Hi, there! Thanks for finding a gap in our audio uploads! I just uploaded the MP3 of this segment so you can listen, and the guest was Abbe Miller. Thanks again!

Is there some way to listen

Is there some way to listen to this show online? Do you know the name of the art therapist from Yale?