Ethical Considerations: Spirituality in Art and Therapy
Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC
This lecture explores the topic of spirituality in the ethical practice of art therapy. Using case examples and current ethical theory, the presentation provides suggestions on how to address religious content in client artwork that may be in conflict with the therapist's personal spiritual belief systems. Topics for consideration also include the potential for blurred boundaries, confusions in the scope of practice and competency issues when integrating non-traditional spiritual healing practices such as Reiki, meditation or yoga with art therapy.
Lisa Furman, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPC has worked as a clinician and program director in psychiatric, educational and community based programs for over 20 years. She is a published author and lecturesregularly on current issues in art therapy ethics. Presently, she is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate art therapy program at the School of Visual Arts and an associate professor at Albertus Magnus College. Her book,Ethics in Art Therapy: Challenging Topics for a Complex Modality, has just been published.