Briana Colton graduated in October with her Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy from Adler University. A Chicago resident, she is blogging for us to chronicle her experiences navigating the transition between graduate school and full-time employment—and to share her progress and insights with the Adler community including current students and fellow graduates. Today she writes:
When I began looking for a job, one of the first pieces of advice I received from mentors in the field of art therapy focused on finding opportunities to advocate for the field.
One woman suggested, “If you have information on a particular topic that you feel is interesting, write up a description and send it along to your former faculty offering to do a guest lecture.” Another art therapist I know and respect suggested creating workshop ideas and getting practice providing art therapy experiences to different populations. A third suggested finding a place to volunteer, to…
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For this activity you just need a paper towel roll and paper (I also use pipe cleaners for the arms and legs).
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the first time we met
Service is important to me, so I have been volunteering my time at nursing home that cares for dementia and Alzheimer patients. As a member of Marywood’s art honors society, Zeta Omicron Kappa Pi, I volunteered to participate in activity at the nursing home for community service; the event was “wine and painting.” While we were there we served the participants wine and led them in a painting project. Each one of us worked with one of the participants of the activity. I worked with a wonderful woman, whom we will call “Grace” for confidentiality reasons. Although she has dementia, she is always extremely cheerful. We painted a flower together and she enjoyed the process very much. She cried after our activity because of how happy she was. I asked her if she would like to paint together again and she immediately replied, “Oh…
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A new Maps of Tenderness workshop will take place at Alandala Cafe in Bucharest! In this workshop we will explore how to creatively map the intimate geographies of our lives. Through expressive arts methods and using our hands as starting points, we will trace ways to reaching others, navigating relationships and moving beyond borders.
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Originally posted on both sides of the wall:
So, my friend started teaching at a new location for the summer. It will be weekly, though I doubt I can afford every week… Anyway, it’s a shorter time also, so she will be doing less-complex journals, but they are still super fun. This week, we did…