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Minn Med. 2010 Jul;93(7):46-9.

The creative arts therapies: making health care whole.

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  • 1Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, USA.


The creative arts therapies are six fields that combine artistic expression with psychotherapy to promote healing, wellness, and personal change. Although they are well-established fields, they are garnering renewed attention with the recent focus on health care and the arts. This article describes these fields and provides information about the training and professional standards of creative arts therapists and examples of how these therapies are being used in health care settings.

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