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ERIC Number: EJ1219958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
"What We Have Shared Is Actually a Big Secret": Group Art Therapy with Divorced Single Mothers in Malaysia
Fenner, Patricia; Mohamad, Zakaria B.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v36 n2 p59-67 2019
An Australian-Malaysian cross-cultural, group art therapy and focus group study located in Terengganu, Malaysia, explored the lived experience of women with responsibilities for raising their children alone, following divorce. This qualitative study had 2 aims: (a) to understand the women's lived experiences, and (b) to determine their experience of group art therapy. The findings indicated that the women reported feelings of loneliness, lack of social supports, loss, and silent grief. Through art therapy they reported feelings of relief and the release of long-held emotions, improved self-expression, enhanced self-awareness, and experiences of mutual support and inner strength.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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