Child abuse and neglect in Australia 

Recent research conducted by the University of South Australia’s Centre for Child Protection shows the staggeringly high number of children being reported to child protection authorities in Australia, and of those being reported 90 per cent have multiple reports being made about “incredibly concerning” abuse and neglect. Professor Arney said authorities needed to respond to…

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What I wish I could say to every person in therapy

What I want to say to clients who have experienced trauma and are coming to me for art therapy: You are wounded, not damaged – there is a difference. Wounds are something that have happened to you, not who you are. Wounds can heal. Just because you feel worthless, doesn’t mean you are worthless, and…

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An Art Therapy Career in Trauma Informed Care

I took my first intro to Art Therapy Class and it was like such a great fit and kind of like a calling. This week  (March 13-19) is Creative Arts Therapies Week. To celebrate here is an interview with Board Certified US based art therapist Gretchen Miller about her career to date, specialising particularly in the use…

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