DBT informed art therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT for short) is a very powerful evidence based psychotherapy intervention especially when integrated  with  artmaking  to facilitate the expression of emotions without the use of words. 

Inside/Outside directive with adolescents

suffering with depression and anxiety.

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Emotions on paper.Pastels, pencil and ceramic stucco.

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Emotions on paper.Pastels, pencil and ceramic stucco.

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Oil pastel, gouache on paper

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Sand,moulding paste, gouache on paper

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gesso,ceramic stucco, pastels, pencil, oil

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oil, soft pastels, acrylic, gesso, sand

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Paper clay, ceramic stucco, mosaic glass, casted face form, acrylic

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3D canvas figures over canvas, acrylic, polymer clay

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Emotions in painting, a group project: "Beyond Emotions"
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"Beyond Emotions" a collaborative show that was exhibited at a Library in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Spring of 2020 with the work of psychiatric patients, who worked on this project for a year. Each painting depicted an emotion and 8-10 patients worked as a group adding details  and different media according to how they identified with each emotion.