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ERIC Number: EJ777011
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Men and Art Therapy: A Connection through Strengths
Riddle, Jeremy A.; Michel Riddle, Heather
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n1 p10-15 2007
This inquiry examines the strengths of male art therapists and art therapy students using the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) survey that measures character strengths. Among this sample of 21 men, two signature strengths emerged most often and had the highest total scores: "curiosity and interest in the world" and "appreciation of beauty and excellence." Connections are made between these signature strengths and assumptions in the literature regarding qualities art therapists possess. Thoughts and questions are posed highlighting possible implications of this data for the men who participated in the study, men in the field, and the larger art therapy community. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A