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Art therapy is often used in conjunction with counseling to improve the overall well-being of the patient. Art therapy helps patients in medical settings, especially children and adolescents. Tracy Councill, an art therapist, explains how art therapy helps patients in hospitals deal with the insecurity of the situations they are facing. "Medical applications of art therapy are a natural extension of the use of art therapy with psychiatric populations. The fundamental q... ... middle of paper ... ...y the stimulation of their artwork.
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Art therapy not only allows adolescents to express themselves creatively, it also demonstrates the client’s defensive mechanisms, which will then show the therapist how to investigate the issue and how to help approach and understand the patient (Linesch). This is very important in terms of recovery. It is demostrated that, “making art appeared to enhance a positive attitude in patients and to give them feelings of power, control and freedom” (Luginbuehl-Oelhafen 178). From a professional artist perspective who also has a degree in childhood education, Rebecca Conner agrees that creating art is therapeutic. She describes her experience in art by stating, “When I’m in art I forget everything else, it is all about the creative process.” Working with youth and students, she has experienced and seen the effects of art’s therapeutic influences.