The process which is both innovative and restorative is an exceptional quality program that
An artistic mediation involves a tripartite relationship between therapist-patient-art. The creative art — drawings expressed during CAP — becomes the medium of the communication.
Introducing artistic mediation in psychotherapy was motivated by therapists working with individuals whose ability to communicate verbally was impaired.
It started with children and psychotic patients but the concept expanded to an increasingly wider client population for whom the foundations of psychoanalytic technique were no longer suitable or effective.
An artistic mediation is needed when verbal communication is inadequate in producing positive change.
It provides support for the release of emotional concerns. Drawing was one of the first expressive art mediation recognized and accepted until other mediations, such as play, dance, and animal therapy found their place as a viable therapeutic intervention.
CAP training is offered to therapists working in private practice or in a medical/mental health setting. To attend trainings, professionals need to have completed their degree and be licensed with at least two years of experience.
Professionals working the fields of mental health, medicine, personal development and speech therapy find CAP training to be beneficial, in their «tool box»
Psychologists, psychiatric nurses, rehabilitation therapists, working in mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers, medical institutions, retirement and adult day care centers will appreciate the therapeutic value of incorporating CAP, in both individual and group therapy.
For Mental Health Professionals (PhD, PsyD, EdD, LMFT, LCSW, LCPC)
"Allowing creativity to flow in drawing, painting, and collages during music listening, helps patients discover themselves and lets those who observe their drawings get a glimpse of their mental organization, at a particular moment in time. In this way, the patients are able to reacquaint themselves with the underlying framework that supports their internal world, made up of strengths, weaknesses, mental and spiritual forces, all of which being stimulated and mobilized by the music.” — Dr. Michel G. Mouret
"We do not force anything, but allow the process to happen. Each person gives their consent or not... It is a gentle technique that respects the individual because one's evolution progresses at their own pace..." — Ms. Touron (psychiatric nurse who, for the past 30 years, has applied the program at Relaxazur, a psychiatric aftercare clinic Dr. L. Duclaud, Neuropsychiatrist and Director)
For Speech Therapist
"CAP is a remarkable method. We were skeptical at first but we are very pleased with the results in such a short time. Our 6 year old son manifested unexplained crying, in addition to stuttering. Very quickly, he becomes more open and was less afraid to speak. He participated more in class and suffered less from the mocking of others about his language problem. Ms. Pecorini is wonderful, my son immediately loved her." — Parent of a child treated by speech therapist, Marie-Dominique Pecorini
"I already knew the positive influences of music on the welfare of the human being, but the program Catharsis opens the "possible" that I did not know in terms of emotional aid and interpersonal therapies. Music, resonances, emotions, drawings together went throughout this training that allowed me to really live the deeper meaning of their association. Music feeds the emotions that emerge. As a speech therapist, I am using the CAP method as a tool to improve greatly the quality of my care to my clients." — Marie-Claude Morote, speech therapist
For staff at retirement home/center
"I would, like first, of all to express my deep acknowledgment for the high quality of leadership that you provided to our team in the implementation of the Catharsis sessions. I felt and understood that we would find a part of the solution to our goal of providing well-being to our residents, who endure much suffering. CAP is a tool that is simultaneously flexible and rigorous, in the sense that it offers every person the possibility to express his/her experience in their own way: emotions, experiences (through verbal or non-verbal expression); and it inevitably leads to some kind of expression. The method and tool also allow other professionals to participate, for this work extends into the ward and private spaces of the patient's life. In order to work, it requires open communication between the leaders of the therapeutic activity and their colleagues. The residents who take advantage of this therapy, find a kind of calm and serenity because they are really taken into consideration; they have, suddenly, become interesting to the caregivers and they sense that change in attitude. They are no longer relegated to the status of a gear, in the caregiver's “work to bring home the bacon” machine. Every resident becomes human again and the caregiver becomes more humane. — Christiane Lavanant, nursing home director in Bévière, Grenoble
For staff in medical setting
Important note: Master level mental health/counseling and speech therapists are required to collaborate with a CAP psychologist who will assess the client’s needs/goals prior to the program and their experience after the final assessment.
CAP is an important methodology to incorporate into your therapeutic “tool box”. The appeal for art, the creative process, will help you attract a diverse audience that may be reluctant to engage in therapy or counseling. The non verbal component of this program will appeal to many people who are today more aware of the therapeutic value of artistic expression.
In medical setting, CAP, as a powerful therapeutic tool, assists patients in exploring their emotions and feelings through the use of music and expressive drawings. CAP offers therapists a unique and pleasurable methodology to help uncover the underlying causes to many medical or mental health issues. It is suitable for all ages and can be used in either individual or group sessions.
Learn the CAP methodology to confidently implement the program and enhance the therapeutic process
This training is a learn-by-doing, and learn-from-experience based program, with a blend of theory, personal experience and practice.
We have found that the experiential approach requiring self-reflective work is highly beneficial in understanding the core essence and therapeutic impact of the program.
Included in the training process, will be instruction, case study, personal work, practical exercises (group sessions) and individual critique.
Included in the training process will be instruction, case study, personal work, practical exercises (group sessions) and individual critique.
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