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ERIC Number: EJ1004853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Standardized Patients in Art Therapy Education: A Phenomenological Study
Johnson, Jeffrey; Salisbury, Helen; Deaver, Sarah; Johansson, Mark; Calisch, Abby
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v30 n2 p79-85 2013
Simulation is used widely in medical and health professions educational programs. Standardized patients (SPs) are individuals who are trained to simulate specific symptoms or conditions as part of a structured learning experience with students. In this qualitative, phenomenological study the researcher interviewed 8 first-year graduate art therapy students regarding their training with SPs in preparation for actual client interactions in their internships. Students indicated that their training was realistic, increased confidence, reduced anxiety, and provided effective feedback. Future curricular enhancements may include using a broader range of SPs and illnesses portrayed, additional types of simulated facilities, group encounters, and interdisciplinary training. Engaging students in robust simulated experiences can strengthen the educational process in a safe, meaningful, and comparatively low stress environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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