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Intermodal Expressive Arts has been used in clinical work as a way of deepening the therapeutic process, and move beyond the use of talk therapy to enable the client to access feelings, make unconscious content conscious, and engage in meaning-making.

Creative Arts for Self-Exploration

Visual arts, movement, storytelling, drama, music, and other creative arts serve as a foundation for deeper self-exploration within clinical work. Research evidence suggests that the creative process can help reduce anxiety, induce the relaxation response and contribute to an overall experience of health and well-being. 

Theresa has provided trainings for continuing education units(CEU) and supervision to clinicians interested in developing skills incorporating expressive arts into their clinical work.  In her CEU trainings, participants have been provided an overview of effective ways to use expressive arts within individual and group counseling, a review of the research literature on the effectiveness of expressive arts in therapy, and an opportunity to engage in an expressive arts process.  As a result, participants have developed a didactic and experiential understanding of intermodal expressive arts.  They experienced a sampling of several modalities that enabled them to learn the power of moving from one modality to another and gain a greater understanding of the healing potential within the intermodal process.  They also gained some foundational tools for introducing and using expressive arts in a clinical setting.

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