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ERIC Number: EJ992037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Applying the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS) to Adults in an Asian Population
Nan, Joshua Kin-man; Hinz, Lisa D.
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v29 n3 p127-132 2012
Assessment is the foundation for conceptualizing effective interventions. Due to their nonverbal nature, art therapy assessments have an advantage over traditional verbal assessments in some populations and potentially across cultures. This pilot study provides preliminary reliability data to support the cross-cultural use of the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS) as an art therapy assessment tool. A sample of 51 Chinese residents of Hong Kong completed the Person Picking an Apple From a Tree task, and their drawings were scored by two groups of art therapists and social workers in order to examine interrater reliability and to provide normative data for an Asian population. Results of the study showed high interrater reliability on the majority of the FEATS scales. Recommendations are offered to improve the rigor of art therapy assessment research and future normative studies. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong