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The American Art Therapy Association published a special anniversary issue and reran this article.  Is is so interesting to read about art therapists working as advocates and activists over 10 years  ago and see what influence they have had on the field.  Maxine Junge talks about the orientation of psychotherapists as sitting in their offices waiting for the client to come to them and working only wit the individual in the cocoon of the office space and artists as being the force of social change by identifying the inner beat of the citizen in relation to society.  It makes sense that the role of the art therapist as being from both worlds would take a more activist role in society, using their more developed sense of of the pulse of the world and the ability to envision change that would involve the individual and the group and be “a pioneering individualist”  Check out the article!

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