My community lecture, Cultivating Art Therapy Connection & Community: The Power of Social Media and Online Collaboration, highlighted the power of social networking to mobilize and create community for art therapists and art therapy students.
It was fun to present on my interest in technology, social networking, and art therapy, as well as how these loves have developed and strengthened since creating my first online forum for art therapy students in the late 1990s on Delphi Forums.
Some of the benefits and value of web-based art therapy collaborations and communities include:
Facilitating connection and a sense of belonging
Creating inspiration and hope
Empowering art-making for art therapists
Global networking among the art therapy community
Promoting art therapy and the work of art therapists
Thanks to the SIUE Art Therapy & Counseling Program, its faculty, and students for their interest in this topic! Enjoy your Favicards! 🙂
To learn how to receive your own Favicard and contribute to this project, read the updated guidelines here.
Photos and stories already received from community members can also be seen here.