Description: This group session will allow for students to explore how visual art techniques can help connect with oneself and reduce the effects of stress. We will use art materials that we have on hand as I guide participants through two different art therapy techniques. These techniques will incorporate art making and deeper discussion to see what worked and what didn’t work for each participant. Participants will leave the group with hands-on skills they can incorporate into their daily lives to help with stress reduction while in school.
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @ 4:00 PM
About the Presenter: Dean Davis (they/them)
Art therapy has a fluid nature to it—I enjoy working collaboratively with people to find out how they want to approach therapy and what creative aspects work for them. As a psychotherapist and art therapist, I incorporate deeper discussion along with therapeutic techniques and art directives. My background in art (BFA from OCAD University) has helped me incorporate creativity and art techniques in unique ways with therapeutic approaches. I hold a masters level diploma from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI). I am a professional member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), as well as a registered psychotherapist at the qualifying level with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).