What is Art Therapy or
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises art as the primary mode of creative expression and communication in a supported and safe environment.
Art therapy is non-intrusive and can tap into the rich non-verbal aspects of communication and creativity. It is suitable for children, adolescents and adults.
Art therapy can be provided individually or in groups, depending on the client's needs. It is not an art lesson, art created within the sessions is not used as a diagnostic tool but rather as a non-intrusive medium to address emotional issues that may be too confusing or distressing for the client to share verbally.
What is the qualification
of an Art Psychotherapist?
According to the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), to be a registered and qualified art psychotherapist, one must complete a two-year Master's degree, including 750 hours of supervised clinical placement.
Stephanie Tan has completed her Master in Art Therapy with LASALLE College of the Arts, which is one of ANZACATA approved Master's programmes. Additionally, Stephanie is also a registered credential member with ANZACATA.