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ERIC Number: EJ912290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Building a Creative-Arts Therapy Group at a University Counseling Center
Boldt, Randal W.; Paul, Sherin
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v25 n1 p39-52 2011
Creative-arts therapy groups offer university students powerful ways to address intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns. These groups combine the strengths of a traditional process group with the benefits of participation in the expressive arts. The creative process draws students in, invites insight and introspection, and facilitates outward sharing as they build intentionally meaningful relationships. Students can share their experiences and insights with each other as they explore their identities, shaping and molding themselves along with their art. While some students express reluctance about traditional group therapy, a creative-arts therapy group may offer a compelling alternative with similar benefits. This article offers a framework for practitioners interested in building their own creative-arts therapy groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas