An Introduction to the History of Art Therapy

Art therapy is a young discipline that uses artistic methods to treat psychological disorders and improve mental well-being. In this blog post we introduce you to the history of art therapy!
Art has always been essential to what it means to be human. It is rooted in our needs to express ourselves and make sense of our experience in the world around us….

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Art Therapy Story from Akron Children’s Hospital – Part 2

Continuation for Art Therapy Story
In our last blog post, we shared with you the first part of a story about a girl who participated in art therapy. Emily Grabo told us this story in our past livestreaming season, The Power of Stories. Here is where the first part of the story left off:
“I was actually a little bit surprised  by that at first.

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Touching Art Therapy Story from Akron Children’s Hospital

In this blog post we are sharing with you a story from art therapist Emily Grabo. Emily Grabo is a Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio specializing in pediatric medical art therapy, grief and loss, substance abuse, and trauma informed care.

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And then, the most amazing thing happened…

Sam’s Fans supports music and art therapy in several pediatric hospitals. We are so grateful that our partners from these hospitals often send us stories and testimonials. They reflect the impact that music and art therapy can have! 
 
We also believe it is important to share these stories with the true heroes.

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What is World Art Day and how can you celebrate it?

Happy World Art Day! World Art Day, a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019. We think this is a very important commemoration as we recognize how the arts give voice to people in all walks of life and they also bring healing,

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10 Art Therapy Quotes That You Will Love

People are loving our blog post on music therapy quotes! Therefore we decided to bring you a post on 10 quotes about art therapy that you will love. These art therapy quotes come from artists, art therapists, and art lovers. 
Hope you enjoy these 10 art therapy quotes! 

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Did You Know Art Therapy Helps Sick Children Feel Good?

Thank you to art therapist Gina Roell for writing this blog post on how art therapy can help sick children! 
Introduction
Art therapy is a means of communication. It gives the patient another method of expression when words are not readily available. In a medical setting, the patient feels a sense of control over the media chosen….

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Images Can Transcend Words: Inside an Art Therapy Session

Introduction
Art therapy is an evidence-based treatment that utilizes a variety of art media and psychology based processes in order to reach therapeutic goals and improve overall quality of life. An art therapist is a board certified masters-level clinician who works with people of all ages across a broad spectrum of practice. Art Therapists value artistic expression as an avenue to better understand underlying psychological needs and to access personal history that is not available through verbal means alone….

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Art Therapy Activities Bring Joy to Kids at CCHMC!

Thank you Gina Roell for writing this blog post! Gina is an art therapist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 
 
Hello from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Thanks to Sam’s Fans, the patients on our Bone Marrow Transplant unit are able to benefit from art therapy services. I wanted to share some of the art therapy activities (interventions) that I use with the patients that Sam’s Fans makes possible….

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