Creative Arts Therapy is a form of non-verbal psychotherapy. It uses the senses to open new channels of communication between a client and their therapists, families, and community.
Goals for Creative Arts Therapy are individually tailored to each client, but may include improvement in:
- Physical skills – gross and fine motor skills; coordination; dexterity; visual tracking ability.
- Social Skills – awareness of others; ability to work with others in a group setting; social interaction.
- Cognitive Improvements – impulse control; attention span; task planning and orientation.
- Language Skills – expression and listening skills.
- Psychological Factors – emotional stability; self-esteem; body image; reduced anxiety levels.