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ERIC Number: EJ1133960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Effects of Group Art Therapy on Mothers of Children with Special Educational Needs
Lee, Sau-Lai; Peng, Maria Sau-Chi
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n1 p12-19 2017
In this study we explored the effects of group art therapy on the emotional well-being and parental empathy of mothers of children with special educational needs. Eleven mothers of children who were diagnosed with at least 1 kind of special educational need participated in a 16-week program. We hypothesized that the art therapy group would help the mothers improve their emotional well-being and reduce parenting stress in comparison to a control group who received no intervention. The results from weekly ratings, interviews, and artwork supported the 2 hypotheses; however, the results from the questionnaire ratings did not support them. The possible reasons for the inconsistency in results and the limitations of the study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brief Symptom Inventory; Parenting Stress Index; Child Behavior Checklist
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