This film features Dr. Mala Betensky, one of the pioneers in art therapy, doing art therapy with a middle-aged couple struggling with relationship and communication difficulties. The couple each complete two drawings describing their relationship and Betensky encourages them to speak directly to each other to explain their images. As the session progresses, Dr. Betensky demonstrates the phenomenological approach for which she is well known. The film has an introduction by Aina Nucho, author of The Psychocybernetic Approach to Art Therapy and a conclusion by Jungian analyst, Sandy Geller, who studied art therapy with Dr. Mala Betensky. Both of these commentaries are historically fascinating and add depth to the viewing.
Commentary by Sandy Geller, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPAT
Total Running Time: 1 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds