Well-being and Emotional Health

Clinic ImÂges etc.. offers services in mental health and individual career development, from childhood to retirement. The clinic’s vision focuses on the interaction of individuals with their living environment, workspace, studies, social circle and family.

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Clinic Imâges etc.

Clinic ImÂges etc. offers services in mental health and individual career development, from childhood to retirement.

The clinic’s vision focuses on the interaction of individuals with their living environment, workspace, studies, social circle and family.

Creativity becomes a therapeutic tool and a method of expression that allows one to take risks toward constructive lifestyle changes.

Clinic ImÂges etc. offers treatments for anxiety and mood disorders, relationship problems, stress management, career orientation counselling, occupational adaptation and counselling for academic monitoring.

Art therapy

Artistic expression opens the door to healing

Art therapy is an essential service at the community level, in education and in mental health care sectors.

Art Therapists work in the fields of mental health and human relations offering clinical and social services that cater to the needs of the population. This creative intervention offers an avenue to healing which is accessible to all.

Rooted in the arts, the art therapy sessions take place in a pleasurable environment which encourages the development of creative potential, the sharing of cultural values and the search for meaning.

This creative experience helps facilitate the concretization of lived experience through art in the service of personal transformation.

 

Clients are increasingly seeking out innovative paths to wellness which promote not only healing, but also health.

No special art skills or abilities are required to fully benefit from this art-based treatment.

  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Relationship difficultés
  • Low self-esteem
  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder & learning Disorders

Group Therapy for Stress Management

The Clinic Images is preparing to offer group therapy for stress management. The group will last 6 weeks, with one 90-minute session per week. You will learn art-based techniques to manage your stress, improve your mood by challenging your thoughts and activate yourself to engage in more rewarding activities. For more information call 514-582-1999 or email mriccardi@imagesetc.ca




Art Psychotherapy

According to the Association of Art Therapists of Quebec, we can define art therapy in this way:

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It draws its foundations from art and psychology. Art therapy encompasses expression and reflection, both pictorial and verbal. If the client approaches the same type of psychological problems as in a conventional verbal therapy, he or she engages in a process that relies on artistic expression and the creation of images for therapeutic purposes. The production of images serve as a privileged communication tool between the client and the art therapist. Once the image has been created, the art therapist welcomes the client’s verbalizations and offers with the client’s support interpretations that can promote awareness to resolve the psychological difficulties and conflicts presented. Through its training, the art therapist is able to evaluate the psychological functioning of the client and to propose interventions and therapeutic treatments adapted to the problems presented by the client.

Art therapy in pictures.

Special Education

Partner of the Program

Support for learning is a tailored service for students in elementary and high schools looking to implement classroom skills and develop efficient work methods.

Learning through creativity allows for a better development of each student’s potential and is a great academic motivator.

Through innovative approaches, ongoing evaluation, the development of different educational tools and by following up with the families, physicians and community services, ImÂges etc. caters to students with learning or attention disabilities in many areas, including:

  • Informative thinking (memorizing, exploiting information)
  • Productive thinking (problem solving)
  • Communication skills (oral presentations, cooperation)
  • Forecasting (time management, efficient work methods)
  • Planning (taking notes, keeping an agenda)
  • Decision-making (using critical judgement)

Professional Counseling

Orientation exercises aiming to guide children, adults and seniors in their personal, academic and professional development.

It first allows for a better understanding of the self, which can then be used to recognize the right training programs, understand the job market and ultimately, the development of a life project.

In order to clarify the person’s identity and put a personal project in place, various psychometric tools and various methods of evaluation are used to evaluate interests, aptitudes, behaviour as well as cognitive and affective functions. Productive thinking, decision-making and implementation are indispensable tools in the orientation process.

By assessing the clients’ psychological functioning and evaluating their personal resources, the counsellor helps them reflect, mobilize resources and make life and career decisions.

ImÂges etc. caters to many individual needs, including:

• Academic and vocational guidance

• Studying techniques and academic success

• Adjustment to work

• Career changes

• Retirement planning

Business training

(FR) Les formations en entreprise se basent sur le Continuum des thérapies expressives développé en 1878 par Kagin et Lusebrink. C’est à partir de ces travaux de recherche que la Dre Lisa Hinz, psychologue et art-thérapeute, a élaboré en 2009 une structure théorique et pratique.

Maria Riccardi, art-thérapeute, conseillère en orientation et psychothérapeute, est la conceptrice de ces ateliers, elle travaille étroitement avec la Dre Hinz. Cette approche se base sur les processus cérébraux de traitement des informations visuelles, afin de mieux comprendre ce qui se passe sur le plan de l’imagerie mentale. Le traitement des images s’organise autour de quatre niveaux dans lesquels s’insèrent les dimensions suivantes : kinesthésique et sensorielle; perceptive et affective; cognitive et symbolique et une dimension créative.

(FR) Nos ateliers intègrent des théories issues de l’art-thérapie, de l’enseignement de l’art, de la neurologie, de la psychologie du développement, de la cognition et du comportement. L’extériorisation des émotions au travers de différentes manifestations artistiques, tels la peinture, le dessin, la sculpture et le collage, peut aider à consolider nos histoires personnelles, scolaires ou professionnelles.

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