Art Therapy: Creativity and Healing; Christopher Liljedahl

The presentation will focus on a general overview of Art Therapy from an active clinician’s perspective. It will include a discussion of Art Therapy as a form of therapeutic communication that emphasizes the creative process for expressing and resolving intra-psyche conflicts, the role of narratives in examining beliefs, and how symbols can promote wellness.

Christopher Liljedahl is a practicing art therapist with nine years of experience working with adults that have a chronic mental illness. He has a Master’s in Art Therapy Counseling from SIU-E and currently works at Wellspring Resources in Alton, IL.