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Art Therapy: Would my child benefit? (1 pm) & Open House (2 pm)

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Erin Blair, M.A., ATR  Teacher, EVMS Graduate Art Therapy & Counseling Program Art Therapy: Would my child benefit? 1pm
Erin Blair, M.A., ATR
Teacher, EVMS Graduate Art Therapy & Counseling Program
US Digital Design & Studio Art Teacher, Chesapeake Bay Academy

An integrative mental health profession that enriches the lives of individuals through active art-making and applied psychological theory; Art therapy is used to improve cognitive and sensorimotor functions, foster self-esteem and self-awareness, cultivate emotional resilience, promote insight, and enhance social skills (

Learn more from Erin Blair, Registered Art Therapist. Erin has spent over 10 years working with adolescents in a variety of treatment settings. She served as an executive board member of the Virginia Art Therapy Association for 6 years and served 3 years as co-chair of the Department of Education’s Cultivating Character Committee, which strives to help teachers create positive classroom climates that lend themselves to enriching the social and emotional intelligence of students.

Discussion to include:

  • Therapeutic Supports vs. Therapeutic Environment
  • Traditional Therapy vs. Art Therapy
  • Processes and Benefits
  • Q&A Session

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Open House: 2pm
Learn more about Chesapeake Bay Academy, the only K-12 independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students with a variety of learning differences. 
Your child is unique, so are we:

  • Small Class Sizes
  • Personalized Instruction
  • Multisensory Curriculum & Project-Based Learning
  • 84% of Faculty have Graduate Degrees
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Executive Functioning
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • MAKE CBA Entrepreneurship Program
  • Advanced Scholars Program

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