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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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Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna; Shaashua, Yifat Hana – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this study, we examined the relationships between the attachment dimensions of anxiety and avoidance and participant reactions to using a range of art materials typically employed in art therapy. Participants (N = 409) engaged in art making with one of five materials: markers, oil pastels, gouache paint, finger paint, or clay. It was expected…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Behavior, Art Therapy, Art Activities
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Regev, Dafna – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
Practicing art therapists have vast stores of knowledge and experience, but in most cases, their work is not documented, and their clinical knowledge does not enter the academic discourse. This article proposes a systematic approach to the collection of practice knowledge about art therapy based on conducting interviews with art therapists who…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Interviews, Knowledge Level, Counseling Techniques
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Lee, Sau-Lai; Peng, Maria Sau-Chi – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this study we explored the effects of group art therapy on the emotional well-being and parental empathy of mothers of children with special educational needs. Eleven mothers of children who were diagnosed with at least 1 kind of special educational need participated in a 16-week program. We hypothesized that the art therapy group would help…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Mothers, Special Education
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Luzzatto, Paola; Bruno, Teresa; Cosco, Marianna; Del Curatolo, Annamaria; Frigenti, Franca; Macchioni, Silvia – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
This article describes a 10-session group art therapy program for people with physical and neurological disabilities. This program, the DIS-ART Creative Journey, was adapted from the Creative Journey used with cancer patients, and was tested in Italy by 4 art therapists. The 5-step structure of each session and the 10 facilitating techniques used…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Creativity, Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities
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Eaton, Judy; Tieber, Christine – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
This study tested whether the structure of a coloring task has an effect on anxiety, mood, and perseverance. Eighty-five undergraduate students were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 coloring conditions: free choice, where they could color an image using any colors they wanted, and forced choice, where they were instructed to copy the colors of a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Freehand Drawing, Color, Task Analysis
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Northcott, Jessica L.; Frein, Scott T. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this study we examined the effects of drawing on positive and negative affect, when negative mood induction is not used as has been done in prior research. There were 64 participants ranging in age from 18 to 24 who completed 1 of the following activities: drawing, writing, or sitting quietly for 10 min. Positive and negative affects were…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Freehand Drawing, Art Therapy, Undergraduate Students
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Forkosh, Jennifer; Drake, Jennifer E. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
We examined whether using drawing to distract, by either coloring a design or drawing a design, improves mood more than drawing to express feelings. We manipulated levels of cognitive demand in the first 2 conditions by asking participants to color a design (low cognitive demand) or draw a design (high cognitive demand). After a sad mood…
Descriptors: Color, Freehand Drawing, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Salom, Andrée – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
Long-posed questions about art therapy's artistic and psychological polarity are revisited when the profession is introduced into a new country. In a symposium dedicated to the process of advancing the profession in Colombia, attendees who were unfamiliar with art therapy raised questions that resonated with the historical polarity of art versus…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Therapy, Art, Psychology
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Backos, Amy; Samuelson, Kristin W. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The Kinetic Family Drawing (KFD) and the Draw-A-Person: Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance (DAP:SPED) are intended to facilitate therapeutic discussion and assess emotional disturbance; however, little research exists on their use with victims of trauma or for identifying posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examined…
Descriptors: Cognitive Tests, Freehand Drawing, Projective Measures, Personality Measures
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Bauer, Michael G.; Peck, Chauney; Studebaker, Aubrey; Yu, Naomi – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of practicing art therapists toward evidence-based practices (EBPs). EBPs, which have become an integral part of the managed care mental health system, refer to the use of empirically validated research to make clinical decisions that best meet the needs of each client. We used mixed methods…
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Allied Health Personnel, Art Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Kaimal, Girija; Metzl, Einat; Millrod, Eri – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
We propose a leadership framework for the creative art therapies (CATs) as a means to affect the sociopolitical contexts of our clinical and scholarly practices. The new model of facilitative leadership includes 3 aspects: developing the self, developing others, and envisioning a creative and just future.
Descriptors: Art, Art Therapy, Creativity, Leadership Effectiveness
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Hinz, Lisa D. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The 2013 revision of the "Ethical Principles for Art Therapists" added creativity as a core value underlying the profession. At the same time, the ethical principles also included a nondiscrimination clause to protect the interests of nonnormative clients. In this article I explore creativity as a basic human right, promoted through…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Creativity, Civil Rights, Ethics
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Malloy, Jennifer N. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The process of determining permanent living arrangements for children residing in foster care is referred to as permanency planning. I provide a preliminary framework for art therapists working with foster children and their families during the permanency planning process, and identify clinical and ethical issues that have resulted from the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Children, Foster Care, Placement
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Zappa, Asha – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
Trans and gender-independent clients, who often experience unnecessary pathologization when accessing mental health care, can benefit from art therapy because it offers practitioners and clients the unique potential to disrupt social hierarchies. Art therapy research, however, has often replicated social structures that oppress people from diverse…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Ethics, Mental Health Programs, Access to Health Care
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