The use of visual arts in counseling clients who engage in non-suicidal self-injury
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Journal of Creativity in Mental Health
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.