2 misconceptions about art therapy

The truth is that art therapists do not analyse pieces of art.

"In our practice, we cannot interpret or make meaning of an art piece in silo - we see the patient holistically, taking into account input from other professionals working with the patient, personal history and current life situation," said Ms Pearlyn Lee, an art therapist with the Child Life, Art and Music Therapy Programmes at KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline '2 misconceptions about art therapy'. Print Edition | Subscribe