ART THERAPY SERVICES
Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Art therapy is used with children, adolescents, adults, and families to assess and treat the following: anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other additions; family and relationship issues; abuse and domestic violence; social and emotional difficulties; trauma and loss; physical, cognitive, and neurological problem; and psychosocial difficulties related to medical illness’ – American Art Therapy Association
Possible benefits of Art Therapy include:
- Regulating mood and emotion
- Assisting in resolving conflicts and problems
- Increasing development of interpersonal skills
- Establishing coping and anger-management strategies
Group art therapy sessions with a CNNH Art Therapist are available throughout the year via our Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer schedules. No special skills in art necessary!
Spring Schedule 2017:
Ages 7-9 – Voorhees – Fridays, 4:00pm
This group utilizes art making as a means of encouraging age-appropriate social skills as well as budding exploration of art media. Participants work with art therapists and peers to discover interests and gain experience working with materials typical in school settings. Incorporating sensory experiences helps contribute to cognitive and social stimulation.
Dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9
Spring 2017 Schedule:
Ages 10-12 – Voorhees – Mondays, 5:00pm
Developing age-appropriate interpersonal skills, managing anxiety, and support for the challenges of puberty, this girls art studio group utilizes varied art media to explore these themes, encouraging connection, reflection, and confidence.
Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5
Spring Schedule 2017:
Ages 9-11 – Voorhees – Saturdays, 11:00am
This group focuses on developing peer interaction, building age-appropriate social skills, and improving confidence in social situations. 2d and 3d art media such as drawing and sculpture will be used along with both individual and group components. Group and individual projects will encourage use of communication skills as well as personal exploration and interaction.
Dates: 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10