What is it about?

Teachers of an introductory arts therapies course geared for advanced students discuss how they help students from verbal to non-verbal expressions of the their personal and collective stories. The authors conclude that using life stories is an important part of the training of creative and expressive art therapists.

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Why is it important?

The use of life stories is a critical component of training arts therapists, especially those who already have a background in the field.


This methodology has been developed over four decades by Professor Vivien Marcow Speiser and Professor Amia Lieblich in their work at Lesley University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and most recently at the Academic College of Society and the Arts

Samuel Schwartz
Ono Academic College

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This page is a summary of: Life story and the arts: A didactic crossroad, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, November 2020, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/jaah_00043_7.
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