Name: David Puvaneyshwaran Tutorial Grp: _______W23__________ Date: ___14/2/15____ Title: ___Informative Speech ___ Topic: Drama Therapy Specific purpose: I want to inform my audience about the way drama therapy is used to help children with psychological and social problems explore their inner psyche. Central Idea: Drama therapy has several core techniques which helps socially and psychologically affected individuals explore their emotions and express them to a therapist. Children benefit from drama therapy as they are able to empathize with inanimate characters and can also send out strong messages about their emotions. ___________________________________________________________________
Art therapy is defined as a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of fabricating art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Well known psychologist Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud both had theories of the subconscious and unconscious. They believed that art therapy is based on the premise that images and visuals are the most natural form of communication to humans. The feelings that stem from the subconscious mind are more easily expressed in visuals rather than verbally because people usually cannot explain emotions in such detail. Creative art therapy is offered in many hospitals, outpatient centers, and private practices as a form of depression treatment.
THE USES OF PSYCHIATRIC ART IN DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY Whenever a patient is referred to art sessions, the referring therapist usually has one of two purposes in mind: One is to get more insight into the patient through his drawings and paintings; that is the analytic or diagnostic function. The other purpose is the use of art and creativity as a therapeutic helping hand in the treatment of the patient; that is the synthetic or therapeutic function. The analytic or diagnostic function was well described by a patient in the mental clinic; as he put it, “Art is useful in saving a lot of unnecessary talking…a picture is worth a thousand words.” This remark holds true only within the limits imposed by the subjective
The goal of multimodal therapy when it deals with behaviour is to firstly modifying behaviour in a manner that is appropriate and positive so that the individual can function well. The other goal is to also then find effective methods that will make the client set realist goals for future behaviours. In affect the goal of this therapy is to help the client recognize their feelings and to also feel those feelings, because it is essential to know how you are feeling in order for the client to know how to deal with the situation in a more appropriate manner that will be beneficial to the client and their growth. This will also help with being able to identify negative feelings and being able to know how to change those and make them positive feelings An example of an imagery goal is having the client see or picture themselves not engaging in a certain behaviour that is not positive and leads them to feel certain emotions (Sharf,
This article concentrates on a new and innovative form of therapy which is based upon virtual reality. Computer based therapies and autism Computers are used as a form of therapy for autism but virtual reality is a fairly new addition to technology based therapy. It is used to help autistic adults or children develop the skills necessary for independence which we take for granted. A virtual environment is an ideal way of teaching these skills before encouraging the autistic person to try these out in the real world. Plus there is the added bonus of doing this in a safe
However, therapy can also be presented through Art. The use of creativity and expressing yourself, has been used for healing throughout history, but art therapy did not emerge as a distinct profession until the 1940s (The History of Art Therapy).” Art therapy is a mental health tool that utilizes psychotherapeutic techniques and the creative process to develop an individual patient’s self-expression, which can in turn foster growth in the patient’s mental, emotional, and physical health. I have seen art therapy first hand and I
It has been proven as a viable and beneficial way of treating and over time healing young children. One of the many advantages of participating in art therapy is “Art created within the context of a therapeutic relationship is intended to help young clients not only to engage in self-exploration, it also involves purposeful meaning-making through specific art making” (Malchiodi). It can sometimes be very difficult for a child to articulate their opinions but with the aid of art therapy they have the tools and guidance to express themselves in the way that they want to. Even in children with illnesses and disorders such as ADHD and autism art therapy has been proven to be beneficial both mentally and scholastically. It is described in the article How Art Therapy Tames Impulsivity, Distractibility, and Anxiety that “Art therapy uses the processes of drawing, painting, and sculpting to help children address emotional problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, and increase self-awareness” (Nelson).
There seems to be no doubt that creative arts therapy can be effective for the mass population. Yet, a question popped into my head when I was reviewing the relevant literature - is creative arts suitable for people who may not function “normally”, for instance, those with Down Syndrome? This paper, which the major characteristics of down syndrome patient are integratively analyzed with various theories and art modalities, will satisfy my own inquiry. Hong Kong education context will be applied, in particular, as I aspire to be a special education teacher in the future. Is Creative Arts Therapy Suitable for People with Down Syndrome?
Art therapy can be viewed in two different fields, psychotherapy specifically and art in general. This is a technique used by art therapists that supports expressive therapy; it uses the creative process of making actual art in order to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being (Art Therapy Blog, 2007). Many students in various schools use the subject art as a way to explore and recognize feelings towards certain events or memories, and by doing this they are using art as an actual tool in dealing with any kind of grief they have faced or face every day. This research task will be looking at the effectiveness of art therapy and art in general as a coping mechanism. When people go through hard times they commonly turn to friends and family for support.
From Bailey (2010) music therapy is just an alternative intervention to enhance the main treatment and make it more effective especially when working in a social situation, creatively using music can help a child better understand the frustrations of others, by the type of music their peers have chosen to express their feelings. Children with ADHD can also express their own feelings through their choices. It adds an extra dimension to learning social skills. The related literature above emphasized the importance of music therapy to the children with disability particularly children with ADHD. Music therapy for Children with ADHD can help in terms of socialization and interaction.