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ERIC Number: EJ1094241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Developing a Master's Student's Research and Practitioner Skills through Collaboration with a Doctoral Researcher
Abrams, Rachel; Nolan, Emily
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v33 n1 p46-50 2016
Art therapy master's programs are required to include research coursework in their curriculum; however, they differ in content and types of required projects. Students encouraged to conduct studies that increase the evidence base of art therapy may struggle to do so. This article describes a research collaboration that allowed a master's level student to develop research competency while simultaneously developing her professional identity and clinical skills. A master's level action research study was nested within a doctoral student's larger-scale participatory action research project, which provided a developmentally effective model for achieving mutual goals. As a result, the master's student grew more self-confident in both art therapy and research practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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