Now For Some More Random Words…

Last week, I made a post about my note-taking habits during therapy sessions and my wonder and amazement with the somewhat useful nature of the randomness that is my thought process. Here are some more random words that you may or may not find to be of interest…

Discovering My Inner Genius: What Happens When I Actually Listen to Myself Speak

From time to time, I find myself amazed at some of the things that seem to fall out of my mouth when responding to clients or that I later read in one of my notebooks. While I am continually practicing my listening skills and honing my skills as a therapist, I am also working on myself. I am a bookworm and I put just as much effort and energy into developing my professional skills as I do trying to decode the enigma that is my own existence.

Life Transitions and New Blog Missions…

In the coming months, I am going to attempt to shift the focus of my blog from the search for self to the service of helping others…my blog will transform into more of an actual resource for art therapists and those interested in art therapy rather than personal thoughts…

Response Art

Response art is a method of artistic expression that art therapists use specifically as a response to material that arises in art therapy. An art therapist might create a response piece after working with a particularly complicated client, when subject matter that is revealed in therapy is difficult. Art therapists use response art to contain difficult…

Existential Psychotherapy

The inquisitive nature of the human condition is the foundation of existential psychotherapy; a phenomenological approach to psychotherapy that is based on the writings of European philosophers in the early to mid-1900’s. Existentialism is sometimes referred to as the philosophy of existence. Although most of the credit for establishing existentialism as we know it today…