What does the therapeutic process for children consist of?
During the first session I meet with the parents and their child; or just the parents. This is up to the parents. Sometimes parents want to talk about the difficulties they find in their child without their child being present, at other times they want the child to be present. The session lasts 60 minutes.
In the first session, a joint dialogue is established about the difficulties that parents observe in their child, and the perception that the child has about these difficulties. Concerns or doubts about the therapeutic process, art therapy, the methods and tools that I use will be answered.
If the parents wish to initiate Art Therapy sessions then I will provide them with an Art Therapy Contract and a Patient Information document for my medical record.
In the remaining time of the session I will show the child or adolescent where the art supplies are located and some parameters to begin creating images while the parents wait outside.
From this moment on a six- session evaluation process begins.
At the end of the evaluation process I will meet with the parents in a feedback session. During the feedback session I will give the parents a Therapeutic Intervention Report and a Treatment Plan that we will review during this session. I will also provide parents with psychological tools to implement at home, provide psychological education about their child's mental health, emotional or mental difficulties and, if they need a psychiatric, neuropsychology assessment or more specific information about mental illness .
Art Therapy is based on psychotherapy and psychodynamics, therefore a psychotherapy process can last several years without the need to diagnose a "total cure." The patient may require a psychotherapeutic intervention throughout his or her life or as long as the patient and or the parents deem necessary.
Payments for sessions are made at the end of each session or in advance in cash, dataphone or by transference to my bank account Davivienda Ahorros 0550488411435065, cc. 52993555. In order to book your first appointment please send the screenshot of the payment to my whatsapp or to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Therapy for Children and Teenagers
The process of “making art” provides children and teenagers with a spontaneous and non-verbal form of communication which facilitates the expression of emotions, feelings and thoughts. It stimulates neurological, emotional and social development and also allows for the exploration of family and social dynamics. The creative process improves self-esteem and allows children to tell their story through art.
Art Therapy for Adults
Art Therapy allows you to communicate feelings, emotions and ideas non-verbally. It provides you with a space for reflection and analysis about emotional difficulties, relationship trauma or behavioral disorders. It serves as a therapeutic route to treat psychological disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or blockages and also for personal development and emotional expression.
A confidential space without judgments that allows the couple to observe, analyze and communicate the difficulties that exist within the relationship, reach agreements and understand the fundamental elements that make up successful and fulfilling relationship. The intervention of a professional with an objective look at the relationship, allows the couple find another perspective and the possibility to learn, grow, evolve and love from their difficulties.
Family relationships can become difficult when there is no clear understanding between members and the role each one plays within the family dynamics. Family Therapy explores the difficulties that can affect relationships, especially between parents and children and also the difficulties that exist within the couple. Family relationships have an important impact on our lives and knowing how to set limits, clarify emotions and understand each other's vulnerabilities and triggers allows for a healthier day to day living.
Sandplay - The sandbox as a therapeutic technique
As its name suggests, Sandplay consists of playing in a specially proportioned wooden box that offers dry and wet sand. Patients have at their disposal a number of small figures with which they give form to their inner worlds. The figures they can choose from must offer a representative sample of animate and inanimate beings that we can find in the external world as well as in the internal imaginative world. Sandplay as well as art therapy is a technique that can also be used by adults. Sandplay is also used in all the therapies mentioned above.