Assessment and Therapeutic Application of the Expressive Therapies Continuum: Implications for Brain Structures and Functions

@article{Lusebrink2010AssessmentAT,
  title={Assessment and Therapeutic Application of the Expressive Therapies Continuum: Implications for Brain Structures and Functions},
  author={Vija B. Lusebrink},
  journal={Art Therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={168 - 177}
}
The Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) provides a theoretical model for art-based assessments and applications of media in art therapy. The three levels of the ETC (Kinesthetic/ Sensory, Perceptual/Affective, and Cognitive/Symbolic) appear to reflect different functions and structures in the brain that process visual and affective information. Assessment of the formal elements in an artwork can help a therapist determine how a client is processing information via the different levels of the… Expand
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