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ERIC Number: EJ797300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
An Interactionist Perspective on Understanding Gender Identity in Art Therapy
Gussak, David
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v25 n2 p64-69 2008
This paper applies social interactionism to gender identity issues as addressed in the art therapy literature and within interview data collected from art therapists working in the field. The findings revealed that perceptions from practicing art therapists differed from ideas put forth in the art therapy literature about gender traits that influence a field comprised mostly of women. The author concludes that for the advancement of art therapy, art therapists need to accept and value all gender characteristics within the field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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