Let’s Talk: The Transformative Potential of Expressive Arts Therapy

Dec 13, 2023 | Events, News, Webinars

Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT) is a therapeutic approach and intervention that encourages individuals to express themselves through various art forms such as visual arts, creative writing, drama, music, voice, and movement. The power of art goes beyond specific therapy methods like Expressive Arts Therapy. It’s rooted in the history and traditions of cultures worldwide. It’s not just a new therapy, but a timeless and widespread practice that’s been part of human societies for centuries.

This month’s Let’s Talk webinar will explore the transformative potential of Expressive Arts Therapy (ExAT), and the power of expressive arts. Our hosts will discuss arts-based activities that can be used by direct support professionals (DSPs), with the intention of deepening supportive relationships.

NADSP Director of Educational Services, John Raffaele welcomes Virginia Jahyu of Vita Community Living Services to discuss her article, “The Transformative Potential of Expressive Arts Therapy.” This live webinar is a companion to the December International Journal for Direct Support Professionals issue. ASL interpretation will be available during the webinar along with closed captions. 

For previous issues of The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals, click here.

Thursday, December 21, 2:00PM ET