Media art therapy as an opportunity for self-expression through the media creativity is an effective strategy to preserve psychological health and prevent media traumas. The development of media art therapy is a natural part of the postmodern art therapy development path. The usage of the art therapeutic technologies enables the facilitation of media consumers “exit” from the “passive consumers” roles. Media art therapy creates the environment that helps to express the accumulated feelings including those from the interaction with media, thus it helps to prevent media traumatism and expand the level of personal media culture. The application experience of media art therapy (namely, the creation of plasticine cartoons) proved the capability of the method to overcome the psycho traumatism consequences to solve the conflicts and could be used to support the peacebuilding initiatives by sharing the content on Internet. Read more
media-art-therapy, telecommunications, psychological trauma, social rehabilitation, Ukraine