Art Therapist UniQue ImAging, NorCATA Manteca, California
This poster presentation will analyze professional collaborations that the presenter has formed in order to provide the most holistic care for the client's individual needs. There will be artwork, experiential’s and experience responses shared as a result of conducting these unique collaborations with other health care/healing professionals. Some of the collaborations were creatively accomplished while others are gradually becoming seen as more traditionally accepted in the mental health field.
This poster presentation poses the idea that the future of holistic and client centered care must have a flexibility, that while staying within the boundaries of law and ethics, engages collaborative relationships with other health care/healing professionals. Would you ever go to a Doctor’s appointment with a client? Would you let a pet into the therapy office? Do you do home or hospital visits with clients? Would you ever invite a non-mental health professional into the therapy room for a joint session? The challenge this poster leaves you with is discovering your ability to think outside the traditional therapy room and beyond the mental health counselor collaboration.