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NTSH Forensic Conference: Using Art as Therapy

North Texas State Hospital’s 33rd annual Forensic Conference kicked of last Monday afternoon, and continued all last week at the Wilbarger Auditorium with around 300 registered attendees.

NTSH Conference goers try their hands at therapy art.

This year, NTSH held a special “Creative Arts as a Therapeutic Intervention” networking event, and learning on Tuesday at the Red River Valley Museum.
More than 70 conference attendees were on hand. An NTSH Patient Art Exhibit was on displayed for all to see. The Art Exhibit featured work,  and the stories behind each one, of patients that have received services from NTSH, with explanation from speaker Marie Alaniz, Therapeutic Arts & Crafts Instructor.
Also, guests showed off their creative side  and participated in some therapeutic art themselves.
A grazing table  along with tea/water and a desert table was provided for those that worked up an appetite completing their art projects.
Funding for the event was provided by the Volunteer Services Council for North Texas State Hospital, Vernon.

NTSH patient art and description on display at the Red River Valley Museum, as part of the 33rd annual NTSH Forensic Conference.

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