September 28, 2017 - 12:00 am
We will start with an overview of what encompasses the term expressive arts – understanding the basic differences between of music therapy, drama therapy and art therapy, including fields of education and what to constitutes a qualified professional within their field, as well as typical places one would find expressive art therapists at work. We will look at how the field has grown in recent year.
As Becky’s education is in the field of art therapy, we will focus our discussion on art and the brain – looking at different areas within the field of art therapy where the science of the brain is vitally important to understand the extent to which we can use art to connect, to overcome barriers, to act as a means of expression and to expand our understanding of the brain.
We will then look at examples specific to Becky’s work with clients living with dementia to have a better understanding of the intersect of art and the brain for those living with dementia.