Art Therapy Has Many Faces
by Judith Aron Rubin
This video provides an introductory glimpse into the exciting and dynamic world of art therapy. With footage from art therapy sessions conducted all over the world and spanning several decades, you’ll see the diversity of the field and the many benefits to incorporating an art therapy approach into your practice.
Art for healing is as ancient as the drawings on the walls of caves. Famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Frida Kahlo used art to cope with their anguish. Now the practice of art as healing is a growing discipline that has been effective in helping those suffering schizophrenia, cancer, depression, trauma, grief, autism, physical or mental disability, AIDS and neurological disorders, among others. Further, art therapy can be used with children, families, the elderly, couples and groups.

In this video, you will be introduced to two major branches of art therapy: the use of art as a healing method unto itself, and the use of art as a tool in the psychotherapy process. In either approach, art therapy provides a way for clients to tell without talking, and a new way for therapists to listen.
In Depth
From watching this video, you will:

• Understand the many benefits of using an art therapy approach in your practice.
• Learn how Art Therapy developed into a field, and who were its founders.
• Be inspired to pursue further education and practice in art therapy.

Length of video: 00:50:52

English subtitles available

Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-204-2

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-204-4

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-203-4

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-203-7

Judith Rubin, a pioneer in the field of art therapy, is on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. She is a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Rubin is the author of five books, including: Child Art Therapy, The Art of Art Therapy, and Art Therapy: An Introduction. She was the "Art Lady" on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in the 1960s.

A past President and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Rubin is retired from full-time clinical practice, and is devoting her energies to creating and disseminating films on the arts in therapy through a nonprofit organization, Expressive Media, Inc. Her other films include Beyond Words: Art Therapy with Older Adults (2004), We'll Show You What We're Gonna Do! (art with blind children, 1971), Children & the Arts (all of the arts with children, 1973), and The Green Creature Within (group art-drama therapy with adolescents, 1984). More about Judith Rubin's films and the organization can be found at

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