NY-0316 - Creativity Heals in an Uncreative Place: Fostering Art Therapy with Prison Inmates
Art therapists who wish to work in prison believe that they operate within a structured and regulated system that restricts creativity and healing. This course, through personal experiences, illustrations, and perspectives from other art therapists, demonstrates workaround techniques that allow art and creativity to flourish while facilitating treatment.
- Define the role an art therapist may play in prison.
- Identify the various challenges an art therapist may have in facilitating creativity and healing in prison.
- Delineate at least three creative art therapy directives that are effective despite the restrictive environment.
Dr. David Gussak
Florida State University
David Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC is Professor for the Florida State University art therapy program. Dave has published and presented extensively on art therapy and corrections. He authored "Art on Trial" and "Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity" and co-edited the "Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy".
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