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Keywords : Art Therapy

Art Therapy as an Emerging Approach to Mental, Physical and Emotional Concerns: Exploring advantages for its establishment in India

Ms. Spriha Mukherjee, Prof. (Dr.) Roopali Sharma, Dr. Priyanka Tiwari

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2023, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 1489-1496

Art Therapy is a formof psychotherapy that involves usage of art making as a part of therapeutic process to facilitate expression and insight creation on part of the clients during the session. This formof psychotherapy encourages expression and projection of emotions on part of the client in the most non-intimidating and non-
invasive manner and hence yields to a safe space of interaction and sharing amongst both the therapist as well as the client. To understand the usage of Art Therapy as an Emerging Approach to Improve Mental, Emotional and
Physical Health Concerns, given research study has an objective to reflect upon and understand the potential that art
psychotherapy in positively influencing the management or improvement of mental, physical and emotional health concerns. The study is a non-quantitative systematic review comprising of analysis of fourteenstudies which were screened out of forty selected studies for review purpose. The studies were selected fromthe database available of the past ten years to ensure relevancy in results and conclusions derived. Results showed positive significant relationship existing between Art Therapy and Mental, Physical as well as Emotional health concerns such as improvement in mood, symptoms of depression, anxiety and physical pain, induced more relaxation, enhanced self- efficacy etc. The findings of the study supported that hypotheses and hence could be considered as a resource to further support and encourage introduction and implementation of art therapy in India as a standard approach to psychotherapy. Art Psychotherapy or Art Therapy can be referred to as an emerging psychotherapy holding potential to serve mental emotional and physical health concerns.

Interpretation Of Art Therapy Practices In Context Of Formal Education And Training

Charu Verma; Dr. Manavpreet Kaur Arora

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3169-3176

Art therapy training programs provides students theoretical knowledge about art and psychology, whereas, under practical training students get insight into experimental learning under supervision. The study focuses on the significance of formal education and training in the discipline of art psychotherapy. For data interviews were conducted with five professional art therapists. Questions focused on their personal education, training and their practical experience during art therapy sessions. The interviews have indicated clearly that for the professional use of art therapy formal education and its practical training is mandatory. The stress was laid upon the interdisciplinary nature of therapy where the synchronization of elements of both- psychology and art play a vital role. Amalgamation of theoretical, clinical and experimental studies make them competent art therapists to deal with intellectually and emotionally demanding profession.