Art Therapy Helps Mental Patients Unmask Conflicts


By Martha Russis | March 20, 1995
How would it feel to have your face encased in chalky plaster as you sat in total darkness waiting the mixture to harden? “Wet and weird” was the answer from many of the 50 or so children who turned out recently at Good Shepherd Hospital to see a mirror image of themselves created in plaster of Paris. The children are not patients, but they came to the hospital’s psychiatric services unit to create masks and help demonstrate to the medical staff an art therapy technique…


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