Assessment and Ethics
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Assessment and Ethics book
Therapist experience and training is essential for positively identifying plants. Therefore, conducting a Global Assessment of Functioning on an on-going basis can help determine the appropriate scope of eco-art therapy, be it nature-as-setting, material, or subject. Beyond the initial intake, to further explore which intervention category of eco-art therapy is safest and most appropriate for each individual client, consider using some classic art therapy projective assessments. These assessments can facilitate conversations with clients about eco-art therapy approaches. Another assessment which includes ecological elements is Picking an Apple from a Tree. This assessment is scored using the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale which quantifies and correlates components of the picture and the picture plane with mental health symptoms. Before taking a client offsite, make sure the client is likely to therapeutically benefit by exploring the informal and formal assessments with them.