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Catherine Fraser, BCATAR
Art Therapist
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Art and Art Therapy

Since 1989 I have practiced as an art therapist. Expanding aspects of caring, increasing creativity promotes and empowers client self-awareness in a supportive environment. I value and believe in self-expression and communication, encouraging exploration, experimentation and extending creative abilities.  I encourage people to explore and develop their own visual language and self expression using a variety of materials. I work with people who desire to be creative, people who feel blocked and people with different health conditions such as ALS, strokes, depression and cancer.

Training

-RN   (Royal Jubilee, Victoria, BC)
- BScN     (University of Victoria)
- Diploma Art Therapy    (BC School of Art Therapy)
-Certified IBP (Integrated Body Psychotherapy)

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Philosophy

As an artist, I am interested in learning about the many different materials and mediums and how they work as tools of self-expression.  My experience as a nurse enables me to understand physical and emotional challenges. The art allows a way of expressing feelings and experiences, and the art making itself can be an important part of the healing process.  Art therapy can be beneficial for anyone, as a way towards understanding personal imagery and symbols.

Experience

My practice includes both individual and group sessions and workshops.  I also give workshops on art therapy for teachers, infant development workers, hospice workers and medical personnel.

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Workshops

Workshops can be tailored for the needs of the group requesting it.  Contact Catherine for details.

Past workshops have included:

-Self-care for the Caregiver
- Using Art Therapy for Teachers (for professional development)


All images on this site are copyright © Catherine Fraser.  No reproduction of any kind allowed without express written permission from the artist.
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