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ERIC Number: EJ844332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Focusing and Expressive Arts Therapy as a Complementary Treatment for Women with Breast Cancer
Klagsbrun, Joan; Rappaport, Laury; Speiser, Vivien Marcow; Post, Pamela; Byers, Julia; Stepakoff, Shanee; Karman, Shira
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v1 n1 p107-137 2005
This pilot study (N = 18) explored the effectiveness of focusing and expressive arts therapies intervention on the quality of life of women with breast cancer. The format was a 2-day (7 hours per day) retreat/support group in which complementary treatments (focusing, writing, art, and movement) were provided in an intensive format. Our hypothesis was that an integrated approach of multimodal expressive arts therapy would result in improvements in several measures of the participants' qualities of life. There was a 6-week post-group follow-up telephone interview, during which several participants reported positive results. This suggests that the intervention was beneficial. (Contains 1 table and 4 photos.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A