Basic concepts in Clinical Expressive Arts Therapy
The Creation Axis
The Creation axis - A Diagnostic and Intervention tool in Creative Arts Therapies
Based on: Goren-Bar, A. (1997) The Creation Axis in Expressive Therapies, The Arts in Psychotherapy, An International Journal, Pergamon Press, 24(5), pp. 411-419.
Every Creative Process may be divided into six stages: Contact, organization, Improvisation, Main-Theme, Elaboration and Conservation. By knowing to identify these stages in Art Therapy session, the therapist can obtain diagnostic data on the client and therefore can better attune him/herself to the client's needs. At this workshop we shall learn the Creation Axis and experience its potential.