This workshop will explore the changes we ourselves make as human beings through witnessing the changes made by our clients. While co-facilitating multi-family group work, a friend and I became painfully aware of the personal issues that were present for each of us and the way that our own lives were touched by our clients’ art and stories. Our clients’ work often echoed our own challenges for connections in relationships within our own lives. We will view a short play that highlights this experience, followed by art making and discussion.
Deborah Schroder, M.S., ATR-BC, LPAT, is chairperson of the Art Therapy/Counseling Program at SWC, and director of the Children’s Mental Health Certificate Program. She is the author of Little Windows Into Art Therapy published by Jessica Kingsley.