Using stories that simulate bereavement that children encountered can enhance their understanding and acceptance towards bereavement. Art therapy takes a vital role to help children understand bereavement issues, alleviating emotional upheaval brought by misconceptions. Hence children are easier to accept reality of bereavement. Second, art therapy helps children facing bereavement to walk through the pain in grief.
The Disability Arts Movement is a representative of the Affirmation Model because it helps us understand the ideas and thoughts that a person with a disability has on an issue. It is an expression of their perspective and how they feel inside. It gives support and hope to other people living with a disability within the disability culture too because when they see the art they will realize that a lot of us are feeling the same way. Towards an Affirmation Model of Disability (Swain, French, 2010 p.573) states that disability art not only breaks the division between the disabled and non-disabled, it also breaks stereotypes. The research paper explains that the writings and experiences expressed through the art shows that having a disability
The first one is the fact that people cannot be think as separate from their relationships. Since relationships are one of the core factors in our life, it would be inevitable to be effected by them in different ways. The way we chose to deal with these relationships may be maladaptive and we need to learn a better way of dealing. PIT enables the therapist and patient to work on the present feelings and thoughts, which may arise in current therapeutic relationship. Even if these feelings and thoughts appears in the therapy sessions, they are also patterns of thinking and feeling in real life settings.
This particular intervention is utilized to adapt a change in the way an individual thinks about their condition thus changing their behaviour. Therapy sessions are “present” focused and are concerned with identifying and problem solving what needs to be address. The therapy sessions are highly structured and it gets the individual to practise new ways of thinking during the session. Cognitive behaviour interventions are based around psycho-education about pain and does the person understand their pain, many behavioural aspects, coping skills, different approaches in problem solving and how to deal with pain, to eliminate negative thinking and anxiety about pain, to utilize the ABC-E model to aid in identifying and overcoming events that may be impacting on the pain (Keefe, Dunsmore & Burnett 1992). Many studies have found that cognitive behaviour therapy is an effective treatment for chronic pain and its significant changes in the individual’s experience of pain, their pain behaviour, and social function (Morley et al
Though they want to share their worries and problems with others, the fear of being noticed holds them back. The therapy rooms for patients of anxiety attack are found silent and dormant. The fear of anticipatory embarrassment and increased level of anxiety holds them back from interacting with
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?
A mental disorder refers to the disruption of one's feelings or thinking as a result of dysfunctional of part of the brain. Besides being misunderstood and misdiagnosed many in the society fears mental illnesses. The only solution to this kind of fear is a result of creating awareness about the condition and ensuring best clinical practice is followed at all times. Best clinical practice and intervention measures in neurology are aimed at mitigating the adverse effects associated with mental illnesses such as language deterioration, loss of vision, loss of agility, loss of speech, and other adverse effects.
Effective psychotherapist form working alliances with a range of clients. These alliances are used to form therapeutic bonds and trust between the client and therapist during the initial stage. Effective psychotherapists also seek to improve themselves and their skills at all times (Wampold,
According to Bryant (2006), this type of therapeutic intervention encompasses psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, anxiety management, imaginal and in vivo exposure, as well as relapse prevention. The client will receive education about stressful reactions to trauma and treatment options, which will help normalize the client’s stress response and enhance the expectancy of recovery. By implementing cognitive restructuring, the clinician will address unrealistic and maladaptive perceptions the client might have about the traumatic event and his fears of potential harm in the future. It will be useful to provide anxiety management strategies to the client in the therapy sessions because they can provide him with a degree of control over his distress and with a sense of relief. The techniques used for anxiety management include muscle relaxation and breathing retraining.
Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, is “a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder of social interaction, communication, and a restricted range of behaviors or interests.” There is no exact cause because while doctors know there are changes in the brain that can cause it, they do not know what these changes are. It plays a huge role in the social skills of the people this disorder affects. Asperger’s is commonly confused and mistaken for autism but it’s slightly different in terms of certain social skills.
They truly have the biggest hearts and always mean well even if their actions don’t always reflect that. Many people can be hesitant to interact with someone who has disabilities largely because they are unfamiliar with how to respond but if you
“It allows them to work after they get out of high school. These are not great options. You take away the opportunity to get a diploma. “This is a troubling factor as an advocate, but this is not the only issue that worries her for the future; the voucher for New York State residents to go to college tuition free also does. Many issues arise that children with Autism will not receive a diploma because of not being able to take standardize tests.
Robert Latchman is a 37 year old man who has suffered from learning disabilities and schizophrenia for his whole life. At the age of 19 he was enrolled in an art therapy program called the League of Education and Treatment Center, a nonprofit day program for adults with neurological disabilities. In 2011 Latchman got hit by two cars and had to undergo multiple surgeries to fix the physical damage. But what about his psychological damages? With the help of the art therapy program he became an example of someone who has benefited from the power that the arts hold to heal the mind.