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ERIC Number: EJ1004850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
"Flow" in Art Therapy: Empowering Immigrant Children with Adjustment Difficulties
Lee, Seung Yeon
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v30 n2 p56-63 2013
This qualitative multiple-case study explored the experience of flow in individual art therapy with three Korean immigrant children who had difficulties adjusting to their new home and school circumstances in the United States. Flow theory was used to interpret data collected from the children's engaged art-making experiences and illuminated the balance between challenge and skill that characterizes the attainment of flow in art. Data were collected from post-session video-stimulated interviews, discussions with parents, artwork, and case notes. Study findings highlight the value of an optimal artistic experience in coping with everyday challenges. Therapeutic implications of the challenges these young immigrants faced at school and at home also are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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