How is art therapy different than arts and crafts?
While making art in any form can be therapeutic, art therapy always has a meaning behind what the patient and therapist are doing. Along with the art therapist, your child can set goals and outcomes and have a purpose in mind.
Who provides art therapy services?
Art therapists have a master's degree in art therapy and are part of the Child Life Services team at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
What are the benefits of art therapy?
Giving children a different way to deal with their hospitalization can be helpful in their overall recovery. Creating with art materials is a basic skill that most children find relieving and empowering.
What might your child expect in an art therapy session?
Opportunity to make choices of what projects or materials to use
How can my child begin receiving art therapy services?
Art therapy is currently being used in specific departments in the hospital. For further information call (313) 745-5312.