This course has highlighted many attributes and challenges within psychology and its many subfields. Within the weekly research of the psychological subfields I was able to learn the impact of education and its effect on the psychological profession. Along with the applied aspect of psychology listening to the online resource psychfiles, I have uncovered information that has solidified my goal of becoming an art therapist Masters degree. My focus will always be to provide mental health assistance to veterans as that is where my satisfaction and reward will fill in for the low entry-level salary. There are many aspects of managing healthcare academia research and corporate opportunity in psychology. The purpose of this paper is to display the …show more content…
There is a correlation between aesthetics and cognitive function, mood, attitude and emotions. The way in which we are affected by seeing art, touching scultures, dancing or listening to music has a profound affect on almost all human beings. Art therapy can help to mend thought process emotions and understanding of ourself, others as well as our environment. “The current gap in our understanding of creativity in screenplay writing by focusing on the cognitive, conative, affective, and environmental factors that come into play at different stages in the creative process” (Bourgeois-Bougrine et al., 2014 …show more content…
Individuals must be certified to practice art therapy by the Art Therapy Credential Board, Inc. (ATCB). The Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination (ATCBE) is a national exam taken for Board Certification and in some cases required for state licensure. The computer-based test is offered four to five times a year (Art therapy Credentials Board, 2014) within testing windows dates in 170 testing sites across America. The written paper-pencil test is given once a year at national
Drawings and other self-generated forms of visual art produced by people suffering from mental illness sparked the interest of psychiatrists around the end of the 19th century. They were considered “outpourings of the mind in turmoil” (Rubin 6). Fascinated by these samples of artwork, psychiatrists began to study them in an attempt to better understand the creator and the illness. Art therapy is a fluid, adaptable and evolving field. Today art therapists employ a variety of methods and work in a variety of rehabilitation settings, but the focus of this paper is the use and benefits of visual art therapy in correctional settings. Unfortunately, there has been little research to measure the effectiveness of art therapy in prison. Researchers are still in the early stages of understanding what art therapy does, how it does this, and why it is effective. Through art therapy programs, prisoners are able to more fully come to know themselves and are therefore fore able to authentically participate in life and community as well as develop an ongoing motivation towards recovery.
Psychology is an ever growing field in today’s job field. Psychology comes from the Greek words “psych” meaning soul and “ology” meaning logic, it translates to “the science of the soul” (Ferguson). It was founded by a man named Wilhelm Wundt, he founded experimental psychology which later led to others discovering more in psychology Psychology is both a science and a profession, it is counted as a science because it’s about understanding people's behavior (Ferguson). Psychology is a great and interesting career choice for many generations
One of the disadvantages of art therapy is that the therapist is more vulnerable to misinterpretation in terms of the objective understanding of content. Care must be taken not to make rapid interpretations on the specific piece of art which might prevent or even deny the client the satisfaction of discovering and finding out for herself (Case and Dalley, p. 65). This is because art therapy involves a lot of interpretation, it is understandable that critics about this technique are similar to that of psychotherapy. The client’s images can come across as many things with contrasting ideas, but only the individual themself can explain it. The therapist is urged not to point out obvious red signals, instead they should allow the client to come up with their own interpretations. Their own interpretations alone are something to make note of as it may shed some light on the client's thought process about the
According to the “Acatoday.org” they practice hands-on and drug-free approaches to diagnose and fix the problem with the patient. Practitioners in this field need to be certified or licensed, education is this field is required and degrees have to be obtained. In order to be licensed these chiropractors have to take and pass a Board of Chiropractic Exam, they have to meet other criteria depending the state they are in to become a practitioner as
“Art therapy is a form of therapy in making of visual images (paintings, drawings, models etc.) in the presences of a qualified art therapist contributes towards externalization of thoughts and feelings which may otherwise remain unexpressed”(Walter & Gilory, 1992).
Before I graduated from college, an art therapist saved my life. She helped me work through my diagnosis by utilizing poetry, collage, and freeform oil pastel drawings. Upon termination, art therapy had given me true healing. Today, I am thriving with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, applying to graduate school to follow my passion, and wearing my adversity as a badge of triumph. The healing power of art therapy provided me with an inside look at the difference an art therapist can make. Now I want to help individuals find their own healing through art. Additionally, I posses an insatiable interest in both art and psychology. The emerging field of art therapy synthesizes my true love of
Clinical psychology is just one of the many subfields that psychology has to offer. Those who choose to enter clinical psychology aim to help people with addiction, emotional stress, mental illness, or any other type of mental problems. Knowing what a clinical psychologist does in their practice is important in understanding their profession. A clinical psychologist's education is the most prominent part of their career; without it, they cannot be considered a psychologist. The process and requirements of employment for psychologists are scattered, varying from state to state, as well as their salary and where they may be employed. The future and growth of clinical psychology can only be determined by the success of this career today. My purpose for this paper is to research the education, the process and requirements of employment, plus the salary and places for employment for psychologists.
Many thought that depression could be overcome if a person just tried hard enough or that some just wanted attention. Depression is now considered one of the leading illnesses in the world. Art therapy has been a rather recent addition to the therapy world, starting in the 1940s and 1950s, around the time of World War II. In “The Sociology of Regulation: The Case of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the Experience of the Art Therapies” Diane Waller states; “Art therapy finds its origins in World War II when artists and art teachers began to work in psychiatric hospitals” (Waller, Diane p.6). Art therapy began at a time when depression was being increasingly identified, mostly in soldiers. Many soldiers suffer from trauma, known as posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). Art therapy helps soldiers let go of their memories of the war. The techniques that were used during this time with soldiers has been able to be used with other populations, such as
Art Therapy is defined by the American Art Therapy Association, as “the therapeutic use of art, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma, or disabilities, and are seeking personal development.” This process uses art media, images, and performances to enhance the patient’s abilities, personality, and quality of life. Patients who use art as a therapeutic device engage in creative outlets which allow them to gain emotional healing and relief from stressful and terminal diseases or disabilities (Benefits, 1). Art Therapy is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic institutions. This treatment also has a variety of clientele, and formats, such as: individuals, couples, family, and group therapy. Creating, viewing, and talking about art, provides a way for people to cope with emotional conflicts and increase self-awareness (History, 1). The ability to create or interpret art provides the patient the proper format to express unspoken and often unconscious concerns about their misfortunes. Coupled with medical treatment, Art Therapy provides emotional support and stability for many people throughout the world. Although it is a growing field, with 34 master’s programs approved by the American Art Therapy Association in universities throughout the United States, Art Therapy departments and therapists are continuously shown a lack of appreciation and support. Other than the actual patients and their loved ones, successes shown within this form of treatment are relatively unheard of by the general public. The significance that Art Therapy has in the medical world should be known because is completely safe, without side effects and incredibly important to many people (Ar...
In similar efforts a professional certification was also developed to include I/O psychologists. The Certification of Professional Qualification (CPQ) seeks to create cross state access to licensed I/O psychologists who obtained their degree through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). According to Blanton (2003), “this process would allow those working outside of the mental health arena to use the ABPP to facilitate mobility” (p. 478). While this seems like a strong option for I/O psychologists the certification is not as widely sought after as expected. Many practitioners still seek other methods to legally practice and the APA along with SIOP do not require this certification of I/O psychologists.
What is art therapy? According to the American Art Therapy Association, Art Therapy is an integrative mental health and human services profession that enriches the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, creative process, applied psychological theory, and human experience within a psychotherapeutic relationship (1). Art Therapy can happen in a variety of places and provide great benefits to anyone that participates, both physically and mentally. Art Therapy is also important because it can help some find who they really are as a person without the use of words.
“What is art?” is a question that constantly lingers in the back of my mind. Jeremy Adam Smith, author of the article “Why We Make Art”, explains his definition as “anything anyone calls art is art. [...] Calling something ‘art’ is really just a subjective way of indicating value” (par. 4). Entering art foundations my freshmen year I had no prior knowledge of the talent I had for art. Now as I continue down the path of art, not only has my skill been presented to me, but so has its purpose and worth. I have found that art has much more dimension than what lies along the surface. The deeper into art I go, the more I struggle with defining it because as I try to simplify and categorize it into a specific