Art therapy was recognized as a
formal program in the 1940s'. Doctors noted that individuals with mental
illnesses often expressed themselves better through drawings and other art,
which led to the exploration of art as a strategy.
As clients create art through the mediums, the therapist will analyze what they have made and how it makes them feel. Through further exploration, people are able to identify themselves better and understand the conflicts that may affect their thinking and behavior patterns.
Benefits of Art Therapy