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ERIC Number: EJ863469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
The Art Therapist as Social Activist: Reflections and Visions
Junge, Maxine Borowsky; Alvarez, Janise Finn; Kellogg, Anne; Volker, Christine
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v26 n3 p107-113 2009
From a systems perspective, the role of the art therapist as social activist at a time of deep and crucial change for our clients, mental health systems, our country, and the world is discussed. Despite the fact that art therapists, through our artists' identities, are natural agents of change, our education and strivings for professional acceptance mediate against our natural proclivities in this direction. Case examples of their experiences as change agents are presented by three art therapists: two write in dialogue about their participatory research project with Central American refugees, and another writes about her work as a trade union activist.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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