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art therapy

Syllabification: art ther·a·py

Definition of art therapy in English:

noun

A form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis.
Example sentences
  • The hospital offers acupuncture, art therapy, horticultural therapy, and cooking and fatigue-management classes as part of the comprehensive approach to cancer care.
  • The young people benefited from psychotherapy, music, and art therapy, as well as nursing and psychiatry.
  • There are dozens of different types of therapy - everything from art therapy to hypnosis - so it's important to make sure that what your doc practices jibes with your needs.

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