Summer Art Therapy Groups

Art Therapy Group for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Autism

This art therapy group will offer support and validation of experience amongst adult peers, opportunities for establishing further connection with their children by exploring the powers of art-making, and in essence a scheduled time for self-care, support, and healing, also done through the visual expression of experience and emotions. This group runs for 8 weeks, with a 2 hour session once per week, and will have a maximum of 8 participants; this can be sets of parents or individual parents/caregivers. The specific time and day the group will be held is flexible, likely an evening during the week, or Saturday afternoon depending on the availability of the participants. The group will begin in Summer 2015.

For further information on either of these groups, please contact Jazmine Tufford-Singh at jtsarttherapy@gmail.com.

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Art Therapy Group for Girls, 10-13 years of age

This group will centre around supporting girls during this stage of development, touching on challenges including personal identity, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, expression of emotion, emotion regulation, and will simply serve as an avenue for healthy, creative self expression. These will be explored through creative, visual expression of emotions and experience in guided art therapy activities to foster personal growth, healthy relationships, resilience, and a positive sense of self. The group runs for 8 weeks, with a 1.5-2 hour session once per week, beginning in Summer 2015. The group will have a maximum of 5 participants.

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