Caregivers' Workship Using Witness Dolls
In 2000, the results of a random sample telephone survey of over 1000 adults sponsored by the National Family Caregivers
Association revealed that more than one-quarter (26.6%) of the sampled population is currently caring for a family member
or friend, or had been within the past year. This trend is predicted to increase as the baby boomer generation ages.
In this experiential
workshop attendees will 1) gain a working definition of art therapy 2) understand the advantages of art therapy versus verbal
therapy alone 3) receive the four messages that can promote caregiver self-advocacy 4) experience an authentic
art therapy activity and 5) identify the variety of self-nurturing behaviors symbolized by their own creations of witness
This popular workshop was recently conducted at the following meetings:
1. The Annual Korean Academy of Clinical Art Therapy Spring Conference in 2010 Seoul, Korea
More photographs of this workshop can
be found on the Children's Corner: Art Therapy for Childrens' Professional Facebook Page
2. The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society of Key Women Educators: Mu State ( Florida) Convention
in 2011, Orlando, Florida
Click on the link below to read a full description
of the workshop.