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ERIC Number: EJ1055766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Art Making as a Mental Health Recovery Tool for Change and Coping
Van Lith, Theresa
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v32 n1 p5-12 2015
The intrinsic benefits of art making may be implicated in how and why people with mental illness turn to art therapy to aid their recovery. In this longitudinal multiple case study adult participants (N = 12) with severe and ongoing mental illness were recruited through their involvement in diverse community mental health art therapy programs. An interpretive phenomenological data analysis revealed that participants utilized art making as a change mechanism and coping tool that encouraged development of flexible and adaptable approaches toward overcoming barriers in their recovery process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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