This week’s UH News Image of the Week is from Kauaʻi Community College’s Jie Shen, a registered art therapist and mental health counselor at Hale Mālama.
Shen shared: “Hale Mālama is dedicated to the health, safety, overall well-being, and quality of life for all students at Kauaʻi Community College. We believe students who are able to uncover their voice, discover their purpose, and recover their individual truth will not only take their place in society as strong and resilient individuals but will also have the academic passion to create positive change.
The art therapy services at Hale Mālama are free and open for all Kauaʻi CC students. Art therapy uses art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork as a therapeutic and healing process, making the unconscious conscious. No art experiences and background are needed. This image is one example of my own response art from working with students as a registered art therapist and mental health counselor at Hale Mālama.”
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