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Presented by Cara Levitt MS ATRBC Registered Board Certified Art Therapist About Me Cara E Levitt MS ATRBC is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist Experience working with a variety of challenging children adolescents and families ID: 620437 Download Presentation


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What is Art Therapy?

Presented by Cara Levitt, M.S. ATR-BCRegistered Board Certified Art TherapistSlide2

About Me.

Cara E. Levitt, MS, ATR-BC, is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist Experience working with a variety of challenging children, adolescents and families.

Born and raised in Sarasota Florida

Graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School's Art Therapy Masters Program in 2005.  Slide3

Art Therapy is….

Using the processes and products of art making to express emotions, find creative solutions and improve quality of life.Used with all ages from preschool to geriatrics.All populations and it can address a variety mental health problems.It can help build social skills, coping skills, problem solving skills. Slide4


Assessmentsanalyzing projective drawingsDiagnosticallyDevelopmentallyReflection

Looking at the artwork.

Discussing the artwork.

See the metaphors relate it to life.

Tangible SuccessSlide5

Art Therapy Projective Imagery Assessment (AT-PIA)

Projective Scribble- measures creativityFavorite Weather- environment/moodHuman Figure- self concept/developmentalKinetic Family- Family dynamicsReason for Being Here- defenses/problems

Free Choice- closure/


Used by trained professionals only.


ProcessesThe process of art making can be therapeutic.

Self soothing, teaches how to self regulate Builds coping skillsOutlet for emotionsCathartic- release of emotionsContainer- holds the emotionsSlide7

Expressive Therapies Continuum


Dry Materials------------------------Wet Materials

Pencils, crayons,



pastels, glue, play dough watercolors, paints, paper


, wet clay. Slide8

Try this at home to unlock your creativity

Scribble freely on the pageLook at this scribble from all directionsSee if you can find an image, and object or shape.Outline this shape and use other colors to develop the scribble into a picture.

Place a title on the back. Slide9

Contact InfoCara

Levitt,M.S., ATR-BCcaralevitt@gmail



Draw it Out! Art Therapy

200 S Washington Blvd 4A


FL 34236

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