This fall, Rob Belgrod LCAT, ATR-BC will present his research with Dr. Ian Kwok from Mount Sinai Beth Israel on standard documentation in art therapy at the Canadian Art Therapy Association Annual Conference as well as the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference.Read More
To recognize Creative Arts Therapy Week, we interviewed art therapist, Rob Belgrod LCAT, ATR-BC about new and exciting research that TATP is conducting with Dr. Ian Kwok of Mount Sinai Hospital System.Read More
We have some exciting news to share with you! The Art Therapy Project recently launched a new program, The Art Therapy Practice. This unique, individualized program is based on an entirely different model than our original approach yet is deeply rooted in the same concept: healing through art.Read More
Children's Mental Health Week is February 4 - 10. To recognize and spread awareness on the importance of children's mental health, we spoke with one of our art therapists, Mickie Hoffman ATR-BC, LCAT, who works with a youth group at New Destiny Housing in the Bronx. New Destiny Housing is a New York CityRead More
Welcome to the final section of our interview with our art therapist, Val Koutmina ATR-BC, LCAT, who works with survivors of sexual trauma. In Part 3, you will read about what happens in Val’s group art therapy session and why she believes art therapy is important.
What happens in your art therapy sessions?Read More
Welcome to Part 2 of our interview with one of our art therapists, Val Koutmina ATR-BC, LCAT, who works with survivors of sexual trauma. In Part 2, you will read how Val approaches her sessions and how art therapy can transform trauma.
How do you approach your art therapy sessions?Read More
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and The Art Therapy Project is honored to share with you some of the impact that art therapy has on the treatment for survivors of sexual trauma. In an effort to understand how art therapy can help access trauma and provide opportunities for self-transformation and recovery, we spoke with one of our art therapists, Val Koutmina ATR-BC, LCAT, who works with survivors of sexual trauma. The interview is split into a three part series. Here is the first part, which focuses on trauma.
What is trauma?Read More
The holidays can be stressful. Many people forget to take care of themselves and become overwhelmed with family, events and overcommitment. It’s easy to neglect our self-care routines as well as our emotional wellbeing.Creating art, however, can serve as a self-care practice and form of meditation. It can have a healing effect for many ailments and eliminate the negative feelings that are associated with depression and anxiety.Read More
It can be challenging to publicly exhibit client artwork because of its sensitivity. While the work in Illumination has been approved by clients and art therapists to be on view at Christie's, the artwork can be triggering for audiences.Lisa Cooper, gallery owner of Elisa Contemporary Art, curated Illumination at Christie's and provides an accessible format that takes the viewer on a sensory journey.Read More
The Anti-Violence Project (AVP) empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. Jess Benston MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT, one of the art therapists for The Art Therapy Project, guides the group art therapy sessions for AVP clients.Read More