Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thesis Mandala

This August I began my thesis project, which is semester 2 of 3 for the thesis series in my MA-MFT art therapy psychology program.

I began to tally my hours spent writing each week. Each chapter is coded by color to represent my thesis experience. It shows the hours spent writing Chapters 1, 2, 3, and my IRB proposal. Upon completion of my research study, I will add a visual representation of Chapters 4, 5, and my time spent gathering data with participants. So far, I have not documented any class time, but may choose to include it in the margins of the paper when I am done.

The mandala is currently about 18” in diameter and uses paper, tissue paper, and marker on Arches watercolor paper.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rumi Light

There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in.

I've been working with this concept intermittently for a couple of years now and finally found the perfect stone to capture the essence of this quote: golden amber labradorite with dark feathering.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Art Therapy Experientials, Summer Edition

I have been immersed in condensed, workshop-style art therapy courses this summer. It has been intense, but also incredibly eye-opening. I have gained a much stronger grasp of cross cultural issues, neurobiological art therapy trauma treatment, art therapy techniques for specific populations, creative arts therapies, and metaphors in psychopathology.

Here is a sampling of some of my own work.

Cross Cultural Issues - Summer 2018
"Art on a Book" 
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cross Cultural Issues - Summer 2018
"Culture Puppet"

Integrating Creative Arts Therapies - Summer 2018
"Found Poetry"

Cross Cultural Issues - Summer 2018
"Group Mandala"

Mandala/Color Theory - Summer 2018
"The Great Round"

Cross Cultural Issues - Summer 2018
"Native Art"

Metaphors in Child Psychopathology/Integrating Creative Arts - Summer 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

Art Therapy Experiential: Narrative Therapy Altered Book

Methods of Group and Family Therapy - Spring 2018
Narrative Therapy Altered Book

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Art Therapy Experiential: Family Hat

Methods of Group and Family Therapy - Spring 2018
Family Hat