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ERIC Number: EJ777000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Home-Based Art Therapy for Older Adults with Mental Health Needs: Views of Clients and Caregivers
McElroy, Siobhan; Warren, Alison; Jones, Fay
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v23 n2 p52-58 2006
The value of art therapy for older people with mental health problems is well documented although there is a paucity of research for people who are home bound. This study, based in England, involved five clients, all older people with mental health problems, receiving art therapy sessions at home. The clients and caregivers were then interviewed to ascertain their views. This study indicated that clients and caregivers do feel that art therapy can be of benefit in the home environment. These benefits include an increase in confidence and motivation, with emotional support also being valued. The study concludes that an art therapist can work in the home environment as long as he/she is flexible, organized and assertive.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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