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The Application of Art Therapy in College Students' Mental Health Education from the Perspective of Art Therapy

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DOI: 10.25236/isaete.2021.041



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How to better carry out the mental health education of college students and improve their psychological quality is an important topic that college psychologists constantly think and explore. In addition to discovering, appeasing and curing people's emotional and psychological trauma problems, it can also improve respondents' self-image, self-esteem or self-concept and social skills, and promote the development of language and the improvement of cognitive function. Carry out mental health education and publicity activities through multiple channels and forms. Art therapy can be divided into a broad sense and a narrow sense. In a broad sense, it generally refers to the treatment using any artistic means. In a narrow sense, it refers to a kind of treatment mainly based on a specific art type. Human beings are the only animals that can use symbols to accumulate knowledge and experience, and use symbols to transmit information, and heal the soul through the meaning of symbols. Several decades ago, expressive art therapy was introduced into China. Through the research and application of many scholars, music therapy and painting therapy in expressive art therapy have developed more mature. This paper mainly combs the psychological theory of art therapy based on psychological motivation, behavior and cognitive orientation, and expounds the advantages and implementation strategies of art therapy in Colleges and universities in combination with the actual situation of mental health work in Colleges and universities in China.


Art therapy, Art therapy, Mental health education