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Offering Dyadic Art Therapy can be challenging. Research with with practicing art therapists and service users has highlighted a number of challenges.

Challenges include:

  • Workplace issues may have an impact on what the therapist is able to offer.

  • Families may be wary of a new way of working, particularly the shift in focus from the individual child to the dyad.

  • Both the caregivers and the children may find the process challenging, particularly if there are conflicting agendas.

  • A good deal of preparation may be needed.

  • There may be complex therapeutic dynamics.