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ERIC Number: EJ777022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Art Therapy, Men and the Expressivity Gap
Trombetta, Robert
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n1 p29-32 2007
Men as a discrete subject group and the gender-based nuances of their visual expression is a relatively unexplored art therapy research topic. The author describes a study designed to investigate the lived experience of a male subject in communicating about an episode of major depression, through both verbal communication and associations to visual art produced by the subject. Results of the study illustrate how the client's visual expression was extremely attenuated and impoverished in contrast to his rich, extremely detailed verbal expression. The author suggests that the ways in which male experience is depicted, covered over, denied, and inadvertently revealed merit deeper investigation in the field of art therapy. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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