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Apie Filosofines Dailės Terapijos Ištakas Ir Taikymo Galimybes
The Philosophical Origin of Art Therapy and its Practical Application

Author(s): Vaida Asakavičiūtė
Subject(s): Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, Personality Pschology, Psychoanalysis, Sociology of Art
Published by: Visuomeninė organizacija »LOGOS«
Keywords: art therapy; art; personality; non – classical pshilosophy; philosophy of life; psychoanalysis;

Summary/Abstract: The article reviews the philosophical and psychological origins of Art Therapy and its practical application possibilities. A special focus is given to the influence of the views based on philosophical and psychological ideas of art therapy functions, methods and practical significance. The article aims to highlight the positive benefits of the adoption of art therapy techniques and their effects on health of a human soul and body as well as a self-cognition. The focus is on a creative process, which is considered to be one of the most important elements of art therapy. The advantages of art therapy, such as a self-expression through colours, the personality in self-creation, the education of the personal creativeness and spirituality, are concisely presented in the paper.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 89
  • Page Range: 63-69
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Lithuanian