This presentation will explore the therapeutic value of storytelling ranging from earth art therapy activities to digital therapeutic games. An “issues, needs, goals” format will help to determine the direction of treatment and potential activities. A focus will be on the benefits of developing empathy, self-esteem and emotional resilience.
Monica Carpendale is the founder and academic dean of the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute in Nelson, BC. She is an art therapist, educator, supervisor, author, film producer, researcher and designer of nine therapeutic games for use in educational, therapeutic and medical environments. She is an international presenter on art therapy research and supervision.