Creative Arts Therapies

Also known as: expressive arts therapies, art therapies.

What are creative arts therapies?

Creative arts therapies refers to the use of art, music, dance, drama or other creative arts as a form of psychotherapy. It can be useful as a form of counseling, psychotherapy and rehabilitation.

What happens during the procedure?

The actual treatment will vary based on the nature of the condition and the specific therapy that is selected. The treatment is always guided by a trained specialist, who will guide the patient in some form of artistic endeavor in order to help him or her develop an outlet for emotions and increase coping with diagnosis/treatment.

Is any special preparation needed?

No special preparation is needed.

What are the risk factors?

There are no risk factors related to creative arts therapy.


Reviewed by: Diane Morales, MS, CCLS

This page was last updated on: June 21, 2019 12:41 AM


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