Incorporating art as part of your therapeutic journey for your better mental health can be fun and approachable. You need not have complex art materials or artistic skills to partake in the process, the Art Therapist, Amanda, will be there with you to guide you through the process every step of the way. Art can be used as a communicative tool to express how you feel, especially when words are sometimes not enough. You are allowed to let the art do the "talking" for you! Art is most often used as a form of self expression, which allows one to look introspectively, using creativity as part of personal development and self discovery. Art Therapy is a blend of “art” and “psychology”, and can be used to help all kinds of people. Come take this journey, where art therapy can be a creative, fun and healing experience for you!
- Amanda used to work in the advertising industry for more than 10 years before doing a career switch to become an Art Therapist, where her calling is to help others.
- Amanda is a certified and experienced Art Therapist (MA-AT 2015 Masters in Art Therapy) with over 6 years experience in this area. She is also an Arts Educator (Registered with MOE-AMIS), Soft Pastel Nagomi Art Instructor and Positive Psychology Coach.
- Amanda works with children with special needs and rare disorders, youths and young adults with Art for Good and the Red Pencil. She has actively worked with many charities and social enterprises. She was the Former Deputy Director of Social Creatives and currently sits on the board as Honorary Secretary of the Rare Disorders Society of Singapore. She is a volunteer kitten fosterer at Project Luni, a cat charity.
Title: Masters in Art Therapy
Institute: Gold Smith - Lasalle College of the Arts
Start Date: Aug,2013
End Date: Aug,2015
Description: As the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the MA Art Therapy programme augments the range of mental health options available in Singapore and the region. This programme is distinctive in defining the professional discipline in contemporary ways that are culturally relevant and meaningful within Asian and global contexts. This is a practice-based, intensive training programme that emphasises experiential learning through art making, reflection and research. The MA in Art Therapy at LASALLE is an ANZACATA approved training programme, preparing graduates to become professionally credentialed as Registered Art Therapists (AThR).