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ERIC Number: EJ868054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Identifying Children and Adolescents with Depression: Review of the Stimulus Drawing Task and Draw a Story Research
Silver, Rawley
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v26 n4 p174-180 2009
This paper reviews a body of research on the author's Silver Drawing Test (SDT) and Draw A Story (DAS) art-based assessments, which span 40 years of development. The original impetus for the assessment is described and studies are reviewed that examined relationships between depression, abuse, and aggression; cognitive skills; interrater and retest reliability; normative data; and treatment outcomes in the United States, Thailand, and Russia. Findings from these studies suggest that drawing responses that are strongly negative (receiving of a score of 1 out of a total possible 5 points) on both the Emotional Content and the Self-Image scales can provide early identification of children and adolescents who may be at risk for depression. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia; Thailand; United States