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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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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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Rochford, Jessie Spraggins – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this article I use a visitor-focused lens to examine ways in which art therapy and art museum education share similar goals and could join their efforts to serve people and communities in mutually beneficial ways. Benefits of such collaboration include affective and social development and education of visitors, a useful framework for exploring…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Museums, Art, Art Education
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D'Amico, Miranda; Lalonde, Corinne – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of art therapy for teaching social skills to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program we tested was structured to provide a therapeutic setting for children to discuss difficulties they experience in their social interactions, and give them…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Interpersonal Competence, Outcomes of Treatment, Autism
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