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ERIC Number: EJ777028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Creative Art Therapy Groups: A Treatment Modality for Psychiatric Outpatients
Drapeau, Marie-Celine; Kronish, Neomi
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v24 n2 p76-81 2007
This brief report examines the benefits of a creative art therapy group program for outpatients suffering from psychiatric disorders. Included is a review of relevant treatment outcomes literature on the effectiveness of group art therapy. The authors describe the Creative Art Therapy Group Program offered to adult psychiatric outpatients that is followed in various teaching hospitals. Case examples illustrate the clinical effectiveness of creative art therapy groups and highlight specific changes that improved patients' quality of life. The report's findings suggest that participating in a Creative Art Therapy Group Program is a beneficial treatment for patients in ambulatory psychiatric clinics. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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