The Role of Art-Making in Trauma Treatment and Self-Care

The role of art therapy in trauma treatment. Discover ways that you can engage in art-making on your own assist with anxiety and stress relief, by using everyday objects in your home or workplace. No prior experience with art is needed. Art therapy is a mental health field in which a trained art therapist assists clients of all ages with using art-making and psychotherapy in order to heal from psychological issues.

About the speaker:
Stevie French, MA is a clinical art therapist with a passion for combining art with social justice. Stevie has worked in correctional, inpatient, outpatient and community-based settings as well as in the non-profit sector. She presented on trauma-informed community art at Jefferson University’s THRIVE symposium, ArtReach’s CAFE series, and presented as keynote speaker for Volunteer English’s annual conference. Stevie previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Art Therapy Association (formerly Delaware Valley Art Therapy Association). She earned her MA in Art Therapy & Counseling at Drexel University, and her BFA in Communication Arts & Design at Virginia Commonwealth University.


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