Posted January 9th, 2019 by & filed under Featured.
- by Deborah Schroder
I recently picked up the newly-released edition of Beautiful Boy, David Sheff’s powerful story of addiction and recovery within his own family. I was overwhelmed with the exquisite authenticity of Sheff’s description of family art therapy because I was the art therapist in the scene that he eloquently shared. His…
Posted August 5th, 2018 by & filed under T & H Conference, Top News, The New Earth Institute, Featured.
"The last time I saw Shaun McNiff present was in Lucca, Italy. The audience was filled with therapists from all over the world, and he had us on the edge of our seats, laughing at his lively humor and moved by his insight into this human experience. I felt like he was speaking directly…
Posted March 15th, 2018 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
I wanted to laugh out loud. I wanted to watch Stephen Colbert’s art therapy interview and feel smugly validated by a national presence whose show I love to watch.
Instead I feel crankily protective, like my tiger image, of a field I love. I admit to smiling and smirking a little during the…
Posted November 18th, 2017 by & filed under New Mexico Art Therapy Association, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Why I Resist
There are a number of stories swirling around about the recent American Art Therapy Association conference. And no one can deny that it was intense and the atmosphere was charged with passion.
Simply put, the hot topic was the AATA Board of Directors’ decision to support Karen Pence’s art therapy initiative, and…
Posted October 17th, 2017 by & filed under Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
No matter where one lands in terms of politics in our country right now, the stress of what we see and hear in the news can melt one’s sense of hope and resiliency.
A book on Positive Art Therapy that I’ve been reading, reminds me of what I deeply know about art making and…
Posted March 2nd, 2017 by & filed under Top News, SWC Blog, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Who are You Drawn To?
As a child I really loved “Bunny Rabbit”, the silent bunny on Captain Kangaroo. I suppose that could have predicted my introverted personality. I cringe when my youngest grandson seems spellbound by “SpongeBob” – I can only hope that’s not a predictor of anything.
Similarly, there are…
Posted July 1st, 2016 by & filed under Diversity Dialogue, Top News, Art Therapy/Counseling at SWC, Featured.
Summer Beach Reading from the “Sea of Whiteness”I remember seeing lists of books in magazines that were deemed appropriate for “summer beach reading”, the assumption being that we all deserved a break from heavier reading material during the summer. I like that idea, in theory. But the truth is that I read what I read…