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ERIC Number: EJ777005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Utility of the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale in Assessment for Substance Use Disorder
Rockwell, Pam; Dunham, Mardis
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v23 n3 p104-111 2006
This study explored the use of the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS) with a population of persons with a DSM-IV diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder who were court ordered for treatment. Two groups of adults (N = 40) were closely matched on age, gender, race, socioeconomic status and education level, and were administered the Person Picking an Apple From a Tree (PPAT) art assessment. The drawings were scored using the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (Gantt & Tabone, 1998). Acceptable inter-rater reliability was established on 9 of the 12 FEATS elements. Statistical analyses indicated that three FEATS elements in the PPAT accurately predicted group membership and that together, the 12 FEATS elements successfully distinguished the two groups with 85% accuracy. Implications of these findings for art therapy research and practice are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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