Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy - FOAT: Integrating Focusing-Oriented Art
Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy (FOAT) integrates Focusing with the expressive arts therapies.
In this workshop presented at the Second World Conference of Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy, 2011, Dr. Laury Rappaport presents an overview of Focusing-Oriented Arts Therapy and its three main approaches:
- Clearing a Space with Arts
- Theme Directed FOAT
- Focusing-Oriented Arts Psychotherapy
In addition to hearing key points, you will see Dr. Rappaport in action facilitating a Focusing attunement, engaging participants to warm-up to using art materials, leading participants to express the Focusing Attitude in Art. and demonstrating a FOAT Check-in that integrates a Gestalt processing of the art.
Highlights of the DVD include clinical examples of Theme Directed FOAT and Focusing-Oriented Art Psychotherapy, with a specialty application to trauma.
Laury Rappaport, Ph.D., ATR-BC, REAT Founder/Director of the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute and Focusing Coordinator with The Focusing Institute. She is the former Academic Coordinator of International Expressive Therapies, Associate Professor at Notre Dame de Namur University, and continues teaching in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Rappaport is the author of Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body’s Wisdom and Creative Intelligence and creator of the audio, Focusing for Wellbeing: Guided Exercises.