Art Therapy Lesson Plan Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Art Therapy Lesson Plan Worksheet?

Art Therapy uses the individual’s creative expression in the form of art as a non-threatening means of communication with their inner self. It can be used as a tool for analysing one’s innermost conflicts and as a therapeutic exercise to relieve disturbing emotions and feelings. Using Art therapy in schools is an effective way to help students deal with and manage the social, emotional and behavioural issues that are common to their age and circumstances.  

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will provide a lesson plan for conducting an art therapy session with students who are having trouble adjusting to the transition from middle school to high school. It will help explore their self-concept and their perceptions regarding this significant transition in their life which can be further probed in counselling sessions. 

How to use the worksheet?

The lesson plan in this worksheet can be a one off session for new high school students to start a healthy discussion on challenges of the transition.  It can also be a part of a structured group session specifically aimed at counselling students who are showing signs of emotional, and behavioural disturbances as a result of the change. 

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