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Goldner, Limor; Sachar, Shira Carren; Abir, Ayelet – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This study correlated measures of adolescents' rejection sensitivity with their self-drawings in a sample of 323 nonclinical Israeli adolescents. Drawings were coded using the DAP-SPED scoring system (Naglieri, 1988). The findings indicated no correlation between adolescents' level of rejection sensitivity and the DAP-SPED composite score. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Therapy, Adolescents, Rejection (Psychology)
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Elkis-Abuhoff, Deborah – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
From an opportunity to explore Cuba in a people-to-people exchange that included study of its history and society; discussions with members of the Cuban community, artists, guides, and a professor; and personal experiences while traveling, this viewpoint offers insights into the sociopolitical culture and creative engagement within which the Cuban…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Travel, Artists, Guides
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Lee, Sau-Lai – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This experimental study examined the validity of 3 underlying mechanisms that have been proposed in the research literature to explain the anxiety-reducing effect of coloring mandalas: distraction, structure, and centering. Four conditions were tested: (a) freely coloring a mandala, (b) coloring a mandala with preset colors, (c) freely drawing a…
Descriptors: Color, Anxiety, Intervention, Control Groups
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Schwarz, Naftali; Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This study examined how a sample of art therapists (N = 14) describe their experience of therapeutic presence in the art therapy triangular relationship formed among the therapist, the client, and the artwork. Qualitative data were collected in semistructured interviews and analyzed using a grounded theory method. Component themes of therapeutic…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Role, Semi Structured Interviews
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Gonzalez-Dolginko, Beth – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This report discusses current developments and status of art therapists in public schools, with recommendations for occupational titles, program effectiveness, and legislative change to identify art therapists as service providers for students with special needs. Interview results from a small sample of art therapists employed in New York State…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Public Schools, Advocacy, Occupations
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Griffith, Frances J.; Bauer-Leffler, Simon – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
The recovery-oriented approach to psychiatric care encourages decision making between patients and providers. However, one barrier to patients' involvement in their own treatment planning is the lack of meaningful communication with providers. Healthy Mind Messages, a collaborative art installation created by patients and staff at the Oregon State…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Psychiatric Hospitals, Decision Making, Patients
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Springham, Neil; Huet, Val – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
Biopsychosocial theory is strengthening psychotherapy by focusing on interactions that engage the attachment system. Art therapy has the potential to align coherently with current theory provided it addresses the value of art in engaging with the attachment system. This article describes an interpersonal theory of art therapy based on a model of…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Theories, Communication (Thought Transfer), Attachment Behavior
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Wajcman, Kaley – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
There is a growing understanding for the integration of art therapy into hospital settings. This viewpoint explores a newly introduced art therapy program at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Launched with private funding, the success of the program has been predicated on communicating the importance of art materials and studio…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Hospitals, Child Health, Art Materials
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Keselman, Mariya; Awais, Yasmine J. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
The predominant medical model prioritizes physical conditions, often overlooking cultural identities and psychological needs of patients that are necessary considerations for holistic treatment. This pilot study aimed to explore how cultural humility is practiced in medical art therapy. Using descriptive qualitative study methodology, 6…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Advocacy
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Streeter, Kaitlyn; Deaver, Sarah – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This multiple case study investigated the impact of art therapy treatment on depressive symptoms in women diagnosed with infertility. A mixed-methods study design was implemented in which 13 participants each engaged in 6 individual art therapy sessions. The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) was administered before and after the 6 sessions,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Females, Mixed Methods Research, Case Studies
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Van Lith, Theresa; Spooner, Heather – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
Both art therapists and artists in health care commonly facilitate art processes in health-care environments. Their work is based on the shared belief that the arts and creativity can enhance quality of life, particularly during difficult times. Although art therapists and artists generally view their work as distinct, their respective fields are…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Artists, Health Services
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Elkis-Abuhoff, Deborah L.; Gaydos, Morgan – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This article explores research on clay manipulation art therapy for individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD). An overview of 3 phases of the authors' previous research includes (a) comparison of people living with PD to control in a single individual setting, (b) investigation of negative psychological symptoms in a single…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Diseases, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Behavior Disorders
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Gibson, Diana – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
Art therapists working with trauma populations are continually exposed to traumatic stories and experiences from their clients. The negative effects of such exposure can begin to cause the therapists to become oversaturated with trauma and decrease their resiliency and balance in their lives. This viewpoint explores the effectiveness of using a…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Trauma, War, Resilience (Psychology)
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Crowley Ciucci, Abbien; Heffner-Solimeo, Hope – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2018
This brief report discusses an art therapy group for parents and caregivers of pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Acknowledging the nuances of the caregiving experience, The Next Chapter uses altered bookmaking as a supportive intervention for parents and caregivers during inpatient…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Books, Art Activities, Caregivers
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Packman, Wendy; Kelley, Elizabeth; Rudolph, Brittany; Long, Janet; Wallace, Jo; Hsu, Melanie; Carmack, Betty J.; Field, Nigel – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
This study examined the relationship among projective drawings and mental health symptomatology to determine if projective drawings provide clinical utility in pet bereavement. Projective drawings, standardized questionnaires, and clinical interview results were collected from 33 adults grieving the loss of a pet. Drawings were coded into a…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Adults, Grief, Death
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