As a graduate student who is well educated and experienced in art therapy interventions
with various populations and ages, I am an excellent candidate for conducting art therapy
workshops within various community settings. Graduate work, medical supervisory
experiences, and authoritative community involvement have been rewarded in the past with
increasing responsibility and respect. The purpose of this project is to address the needs of
caregivers who experience vicarious stress related trauma as a result of working with
persons who experience traumatic events by reducing stress levels and enhancing enjoyment
through the use of art therapy interventions. The scope of this project would be based on a
pilot study with trauma counselors at a Midwest Crisis Center who received art therapy
interventions for the reduction of vicarious stress related traumatization and extending the
same art therapy interventions to other caregivers in other locations within the community.
The pilot project was completed using in kind services and supplies. To conduct six
additional projects during the year 2006 the estimated cost would be $8000.