Art educators solicit a range of images from students. Art therapists help clients respond to the images they create in ways that promote self-understanding and personal growth. This article describes two settings where art therapy perspectives have been integrated with art education practices in order to help students identify underlying issues impacting their education and well-being. As a result of information that arises in art therapy oriented art education programs, students can be offered guidance and directed to interventions that help them grow past their pain and self-defeating behaviors.
Gnezda, Nicole M. Ph.D.
"Art Therapy in Educational Settings: A Confluence of Practices,"
Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal:
1, Article 13.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/atj/vol1/iss1/13