ARTIST AS GUIDE: A Documentary

An excerpt from the documentary film, Artist As Guide


Artist As Guide is a 35-minute documentary film examining the importance of utilizing the role of the Artist as Guide for creative arts therapists and mental health clinicians, as a whole.  

Based on the interviews of prominent drama and creative arts therapists and artistic professionals in the field, the role of the Artist is thoroughly explored as both a vital source of self-care and clinical insight. This film was partially funded by a Creative Project Award from NYU Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Research.  Artist As Guide has been utilized as a teaching tool at New York University. 

This film was created as a teaching tool for group settings such as universities, supervision groups and hospital training programs.  It was also created with the individual clinician in mind, as a rich resource for insight and inspiration. 

Produced and Directed by Jenny Velarde-Ragan & Tommy Ragan