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  • Filmed over two years, A Brush with Life is the compelling portrait of Diane, a gifted artist struggling to free herself from mental illness through an innovative art therapy program at the Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Montréal’s largest psychiatric hospital.

    A Brush with Life

  • In group sessions with latency age children, an empathic art therapist gently encourages discussions about the death of a parent or sibling, and, through art experiences, encourages deeper exploration of feelings about their tragedies.

    A Child’s Grief

  • This unique, inspiring film provides viewers the opportunity to discover the life and work of Norma Canner, a dance teacher, therapist and pioneer in the field of dance movement therapy, and former instructor at Lesley Expressive Therapy Graduate Schools in Cambridge, MA, and Israel.

    A Time to Dance: The Life & Work of Norma Canner

  • This session demonstrates the core of ITR for treating trauma. Linda helps Diane to create a “Graphic Narrative” – a trauma story done in a series of drawings on separate pieces of paper, based on the Instinctual Trauma Response – ITR.

    An Archived ITR Graphic Narrative® Session

  • This intriguing film shows a clinical interview with an artistic individual and a long-term cancer survivor who is discussing art produced in individual therapy sessions.

    An Art Therapy Review Session

  • Videotaped sessions from two families show similarities and differences in art and drama family sessions, but interactional patterns and conflicts are illustrated in both, including issues of dominance/submission; victim/aggressor; problem-maker/problem-solver.

    Art & Drama Sessions with Two Young Families

  • This video shows excerpts from a workshop conducted by Judy Rubin, an art therapist, and Ellie Irwin, a drama therapist, with 9 Child Life Therapists and a Music Therapist at a Children’s Hospital.

    Art & Drama Therapy: Child Life Inservice Workshop

  • This collection of three films regales the viewer with a visual feast of three beautifully filmed videos. Each illustrates another facet of art uniquely helping individuals to navigate their cancer experience.

    Art as Therapy for Cancer

  • This is a collection of short films about Art as Therapy for Older Adults. All of them share certain convictions about the value of art in the lives of elder, such as: the intense involvement while creating, the pleasure of manipulating the media, making decisions, playfulness, social interaction and pride.

    Art as Therapy for Older Adults

  • This is a grouping of films with the common thread of how art has been used throughout history as therapy for the trauma of war.

    Art as Therapy for the Trauma of War

  • These films chronicle the contributions of Dr. Shaun McNiff in expressive arts therapies.  Shaun McNiff is the University Professor at Lesley in Cambridge, where, in 1974, he founded the first training program in the Expressive Therapies, initiating the development of a multimodal approach to the use of the creative arts in therapy.

    Art as Transformation: The Life and Work of Shaun McNiff

  • These two films document several noted child psychiatrists’ use of art in their work with children. The films demonstrate work with a number of children, illustrating the nature of their interaction, how they develop a relationship, and their use of interpretation.

    Art Interviews by Child Psychiatrists