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Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which art making plays a central role in the therapeutic encounter: The practice is firmly rooted in the knowledge of psychotherapeutic concepts appropriate to vulnerable clients in a range of socioeconomic, cultural, and international contexts. As a primarily nonverbal means of communication, art therapy aims to work creatively with the inner resources of individuals and groups in order to promote health and well-being. Those who benefit from this offering of psychological support include children, adolescents, and adults with severe to mild mental health difficulties; those with learning and communication disabilities; people receiving palliative care; adults and young people in secure hospitals or prisons; and communities on the margins, such as refugees and asylum seekers. Art therapists ...

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