Title

The Use of Visual Arts in Counseling Clients Who Engage in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Originally Published In

Journal of Creativity in Mental Health

Volume Number

8

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

120-135

Abstract

Visual arts mediums such as drawing, painting, making symbolic objects out of materials, and collage can be translated into useful creative interventions when counseling clients who self-injure. Theoretical support and guidelines for using visual arts when counseling clients who self-injure are presented. Specific examples of visual arts interventions that can be useful with this population are provided.