Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy
by Natalie Rogers
Watch Natalie Rogers masterfully integrate expressive arts with a client-focused approach in an actual therapy session in this 3-part video.

Part of the 15-video series: Psychotherapy with the Experts
Natalie Rogers tells us that to experience empathy is to understand what a powerful experience it is. Combining the person-centered philosophy of her father and the expressive arts background from her mother, Rogers uses artwork to allow her clients to go beyond words, and provides an environment that allows each individual to tap into his or her inner resources and full potential. In this video, Rogers works with a client who feels torn between her responsibilities as a stay at home mother and her desire for independence. Rogers helps her to express this conflict through drawing, allowing the client to begin exploring what she wants out of her life and who she wants to become. Jon Carlson and Diane Kjos introduce Rogers and facilitate a discussion on the approach.

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By watching this counseling video, you'll be able to:

• Discuss the essential elements of a person-centered expressive arts approach including deep listening, empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, and the use of color and movement to explore inner resources, desires and conflicts.
• Describe Rogers' therapy style and how she helps her client move into a deeper understanding of herself by providing the environment to do so.
• Integrate a client-focused expressive-arts approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.

Length of video: 1:58:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-144-5

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-144-3

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-154-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-154-2

Natalie Rogers, PhD, REAT, is Distinguished Consulting Faculty at Saybrook Graduate School and has previously been on the faculties of the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. In 1984 she founded the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and its parent organization, Resources for Creativity and Consciousness, where she participated as teacher, trainer, workshop facilitator, consultant, and board member until its closing in 2005.

Dr. Rogers is a psychotherapist whose practices in California, Hawaii and Massachusetts have combined expressive arts with person-centered therapy with children, adults, families and groups. She is the daughter of Dr. Carl Rogers and has written two books: The Creative Connection: Expressive Arts As Healing and Emerging Woman: A Decade of Midlife Transitions. She has trained professional in expressive arts therapy around the world.

View Natalie's website at www.nrogers.com or contact her by email: nrogers@sonic.net.

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CE credits: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the essential elements of a person-centered expressive arts approach including deep listening, empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, and the use of color and movement to explore inner resources, desires and conflicts.
  • Describe Rogers’ therapy style and how she helps her client move into a deeper understanding of herself by creating the environment to do so.
  • Integrate a client-focused expressive-arts approach into your own therapeutic work with clients.
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