Art Therapy in Suicide Prevention with Stephanie Sampson, M.S. – #SPSM Chat November 10th, 2019.

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This week on #SPSM Chat co-hosts Rudy Caseres (@RudyCaseres), Hudson Harris (@MentalStrategy), and Danielle Glick (@DanielleGlick) discuss “Art Therapy in Suicide Prevention” with guest Stephanie Sampson, M.S. (@stephmjs).

Watch as we discuss issues such as:

What is your definition of art therapy and its purpose?

What role does creative arts therapy have in suicide prevention?

How does art therapy benefit different demographics – culture, age, race?

Do you have a specific medium that you feel is most impactful to clients with suicidal ideation?



Further Reading and Watching:

American Art Therapy Association

Art Therapy and Suicide Prevention – The Painted Brain

The Effect of Clinical Art Therapy Programs for Adolescent Suicide Prevention – Research Gate

AWBW: A Window Between Worlds – Healing Arts Curriculum



Stephanie Sampson, M.S., is an art therapist currently working at an inpatient psych hospital on the east coast. Her main population is in working with adolescents who are suicidal and or have mood disorders. She is passionate in her work as a healer for the children and promotes using art as a tool to express the self and have a conversation. Her use of art therapy focuses on using a directive based intervention which helps provide some structure, yet still allows the recipient to control their experience. The belief is that the art will come out in the subconscious.

About spsmchat

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