Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Art therapist helps children overcome problems

This picture was painted by one of therapist Virginia Shaver's patients, Anna Westrum, 8. Shaver says art gives people in therapy another language to express themselves.

Using art may help children identify and explore what troubles them, says Virginia Shaver, a Minnesota psychotherapist who specializes in art therapy. "Sometimes words are too easy; sometimes they're too hard," she said. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

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