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Brandoff, Rachel – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
Art materials created by and used within cultures with implicit racial bias can exemplify and perpetuate that bias. An art material named for skin color perpetuates the normalization and prioritization of one skin color. This viewpoint details how one White art therapist educator dealt with a sand-colored paint labeled "flesh," which…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Art Materials, Whites, Art Therapy
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Blomdahl, Christina; Guregård, Suzanne; Rusner, Marie; Wijk, Helle – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
Manual-based phenomenological art therapy (PATd) was developed to facilitate recovery from depression. The study's aim was to investigate whether improvements were maintained 6 months after PATd was completed. In a randomized controlled study design, persons diagnosed with moderate or severe depression (n = 85) were invited to take part; n = 79…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Depression (Psychology), Art Therapy, Self Esteem
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Huang, Kai Ying – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
In order to advance Chinese culturally-appropriate art therapy practice, a qualitative study identified key indigenous factors. The investigation documented contextual adaptations made by 7 Taiwanese "sojourner" art therapists. Inductive thematic analysis yielded six themes, which identified from the participants' descriptions of art…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Cultural Context, Asian Culture, Allied Health Personnel
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Luzzatto, Paola; Ruzibuka, Letisia; Njau, Mary; Makoye, Anitha; Mbwambo, Jessie – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
An autobiographical, narrative art therapy approach to treat drug addiction was co-developed at the Methadone Clinic of Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The 10-session art therapy intervention included a group of 7 men. The protocol, as illustrated with a case example, suggests that it could help resolve deep-seated pain,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Clinics, Self Esteem, Psychological Patterns
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Miller, Abbe – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
Two art-based research studies led to discoveries about the interim period, an integral part of "El Duende" (EDPP) one-canvas art making. The researcher and five adults were visually recorded during art making sessions. Results suggested the paradox of the sustained pause; that in the perceived non-doing, much is happening. The interim…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Conceptual Tempo, Time Factors (Learning), Video Technology
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Becerra, Leslie A.; Hill, Elizabeth M.; Abraham, Kristen M. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2022
This mixed methods study assessed the emotional impact of therapeutic art techniques in reducing subjective anxiety by comparing three options for drawing a self-portrait: literal self-portrait, mandala, and free drawing. Undergraduate college students (n = 60) were provided with a mood induction procedure and then randomly assigned to a drawing…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Freehand Drawing, Anxiety, Art Therapy
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Green, Darlene; Karafa, Kacie; Wilson, Stephanie – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
The Dual-Process Model of grieving suggests that oscillation between negative and positive emotions occurs throughout the grieving process. If either negative or positive emotions are overly emphasized the grieving process could be stymied. To determine how art therapy can support this model, this study evaluated changes in positive and negative…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Grief, Death, Coping
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Keidar, Lali; Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna; Orkibi, Hod; Adoni-Kroyanker, Michal – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
This exploratory study examined associations between the therapist-client bond and outcomes in individual and group art therapy in the Israeli school system. Children (n = 77; aged 7-13) and art therapists (n = 50) reported on the therapist-client bond at three time points. At the onset and conclusion of art therapy, children also reported on…
Descriptors: Counselor Client Relationship, Group Therapy, Art Therapy, Children
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Rossetti, Ceara – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
Women hospitalized on an antepartum unit can benefit from an open studio art therapy group. A case description follows six women over five group sessions. Several common experiences that occurred throughout the sessions included isolation/boredom, uncertainty, lack of control, and family. Art therapy in a group setting allowed the women to express…
Descriptors: Females, Hospitals, Art Therapy, Group Therapy
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El-Mallakh, Rif S. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
Art therapy is a recognized primary or adjunctive treatment modality that traces its modern roots to the mid-twentieth century. However, art therapy has its origins, at least, in the 1840s. William A. F. Browne, the first medical superintendent of Crichton Royal Institution in Dumfries, Scotland, in 1839, was a reformer. He was part of a larger…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, History, Rehabilitation, Foreign Countries
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Malhotra, Bani; Gussak, David E. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
Non-confrontative interventions for those with sexual offenses are grounded in reflexivity, rooted in empathy, and established in a secure therapeutic alliance to address complex treatment needs. This case study describes "The Journey," a strength-based art therapy approach. Upon reflection, four concepts emerged: seeking change, being…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Criminals, Sexual Abuse
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Potash, Jordan S. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
Christine Wang was a pioneering art therapist in Washington DC and Baltimore in the 1960s through the 1980s and the first Chinese-American art therapist in the United States. This biographical inquiry re-presents her role through interviews, historical documents, and publications. She made notable contributions to art therapy practice, research,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Chinese Americans, Biographies
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Osei, Mavis – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
The formation of a professional identity is a continuous process. A Ghanaian art educator shares her experiences of studying to become an art therapist in the United States by exploring her use of art and narratives. She describes a journey of overcoming her anxieties and as part of her evolving identities -- cultural, social, professional.
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Identity, Art Teachers
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Shamri-Zeevi, Liat; Regev, Dafna – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
This pilot study examined parental responses to artistic processes and products in the framework of art-based parental training (ABPT), which was offered concurrent to child art therapy. Thirty-four parents and their children completed scales before and after the 10 month program. Results showed several positive correlations between changes in…
Descriptors: Parents, Art Education, Parent Education, Art
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Reyhani Ghadim, Mitra – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2021
A Deleuzian epistemology can inform a new framework for contemporary art therapy practice. The conception of the art therapist as a nomadic force within de-territorialized spaces may accurately reflect current employment realities in which art therapists must traverse diverse settings, populations, and client needs within a single practice. The…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Epistemology, Allied Health Personnel, Art Activities
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