BC Expressive Arts Therapy Community
How do I keep fresh and engaged in the work I do? One of the ways I do this is by organizing and participating in regular meetings with my Expressive Arts peers where we can practice Expressive Arts together. This practice allows me to experience Expressive Arts as the giver and the receiver, to put myself into my clients’ shoes and feel what it is like to be faced with the blank page and not know where to start. Meeting other Expressive Arts Therapists who work in varied contexts (schools, prisons, hospitals, agencies, private practices) also provides an opportunity to share ideas and expertise in using an arts-based approach to mental and physical health with many types of clients.
The BC Expressive Arts Therapy community list was created to help therapists network and collaborate together. It is a list compiled by an Expressive Arts Therapist for other Expressive Arts Therapists, and as such, it is not a registered body or an official organisation.
The purpose of the list is two-fold: first, to facilitate a community of practice in our field, and second, to share information with our colleagues. If you are organizing an EXA open studio session or peer meeting and would like to open the invitation to other EXA practitioners, or if you have announcements that are specifically EXA-related such as job opportunities, shared office and studio space, or training and professional development opportunities, you may wish to send a message to people on this list.
If you have training in Expressive Arts and you are an Expressive Arts Therapist, Expressive Arts Educator or Expressive Arts Social Change Agent, email me if you would like to add your name to the list.