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ERIC Number: EJ777019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Images from Purgatory: Art Therapy with Male Adolescent Sexual Abusers
Mazloomian, Hoda; Moon, Bruce L.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n1 p16-21 2007
This article describes the clinical practice of two male art therapists and their work with male adolescent sex offenders in a residential treatment facility. The authors share experiences of working with clients who, in addition to being offenders, were diagnosed with a mental illness and were themselves victims of sexual abuse. The function of male art therapists, particularly in relation to male clients, is explored through case material. Finally, the value of the mentoring relationship between the two therapists emerged as an asset for managing the more challenging dynamics of the clients and setting. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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