L’atelier di Foto-arteterapia per i riferimenti teorici e le metodologie generali adottate è strettamente collegato a quello di Arteterapia.
Condotto da Carola Lorio prevede che i partecipanti, dotati di fotocamere digitali e di tutta la strumentazione necessaria, scattino, stampino, ritaglino, elaborino e si stimolino vicendevolmente in un setting favorevole commisurato alle esigenze del gruppo.
Ciclicamente vengono organizzate piccole esposizioni per mostrare i lavori prodotti.
Judy Weiser is a Psychologist, Art Therapist, consultant, trainer, University Adjunct Faculty, international lecturer, and author — and one of the earliest pioneers of PhotoTherapy, Therapeutic Photography, Photo-Art-Therapy, VideoTherapy, and other related techniques. Founder and Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, Canada, she is considered the world authority on the emotional significance of personal photographs...
Photo-Art-Therapy techniques are a sub-category of PhotoTherapy techniques used only by those with specialized training in Art Therapy.
8) Raffaela Carola Lorio, Turin, Italy, is a Licensed Art Therapist at the APIART (“Italian Professional Art Therapist Board”), a Photo-Art Therapist, and a Professional Photographer from the IED (“European Institute of Design”),
who has been working for 11 years with dual-diagnosed patients in a Therapeutic Community (“Fermata D’Autobus”) in Turin. For almost four years she has also conducted Art Therapy Groups at a Psychiatric Unit in Turin,
for patients with various metal disorders, and she has now begun a formal Research Project there, about “Art Therapy and Photo-Art-Therapy”;