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ERIC Number: EJ777018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
"Face-to-Face" with Addiction: The Spontaneous Production of Self-Portraits in Art Therapy
Hanes, Michael J.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n1 p33-36 2007
In this brief report, two examples are presented of self-portraits spontaneously produced by chemically dependent patients who participated in art therapy while in an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital. The author concludes that self-portraits provide true-to-life representations of the diseased aspects of the self and enable patients to confront their addictive natures. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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