Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jenni Rook on the Creative Methods of Art Therapy

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Institute for Therapy Through the Arts in Evanston has plenty to celebrate, to include new offices on Green Bay Road, an Open House and more than 40 years making an impact.

In this interview I talk with Jenni Rook, ITA’s Executive Director, who works as Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist. Our conversation focuses on how art therapy works with patients who are open to alternatives to talk therapy, the therapeutic benefits of music and the origins of art therapy.
This Thursday, 2-6:30 p.m. the public is welcome to tour ITA’s new offices at 2130 Green Bay Road, to include a 3p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony that will be attended by the Mayor of Evanston, Stephen H. Hagerty.

 From the ITA website: These therapies include art, drama, dance/movement, and music therapy, each addressing social, emotional, cognitive, and/or physical issues through the uniqueness of their art form. At ITA, the theoretical philosophy is “client centered.” We approach our clients by focusing on their strengths and design treatment goals to help them develop, improve, and change.

In the news: Click here for NBC's story on the benefits of art therapy, especially for teen patients

Learn more at itachicago.org/


The Lisa D Show is a podcast celebrating creatives, featuring 20-minute, unedited conversations that mimic the live-radio vibe, low tech on purpose. Reach out to host Lisa Degliantoni at thelisadshow[at]gmail.com

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