I took an Art Therapy class in 2007-2008 and had to create a portfolio of projects with 3 different art media and at least 2 projects per media.Â I am posting them here on Gather as a resource for other people in this field, or to share with those who love art and crafting and want some fun projects.Â Enjoy!
Happiness Album - Scrapbooking
Art Media: photographs
Patient Population: mental health
Various scrapbooking supplies
Small photo album
Patient will need to collect several of his/her favorite photos. Encourage them to include pictures that include other important people/animals/places in them as well. Instruct patient to fill the pages with things that make them happy to use when they need a lift or are sad or anxious. The album should be large enough to hold enough content but small enough to allow easy carrying. I recommend a 7x7 inch album.
Have patient sign and consider naming the piece, talk to them about the experience and how it makes them feel, what they liked or did not like . . .
Monica Kennedy is a graduate student in the Professional Counseling program at Liberty University; a program which integrates psychology and Christianity to provide holistic care for individuals throughout the life cycle. Her goal as a Licensed Professional Counselor is to provide hope to clients for yesterday, today, and the future. Monica is a student member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), serves as an online student representative for Liberty University's AACC Student Leadership Team, and is the Leader of the AACC at LU Online Service Team.