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Ando, Michiyo; Kira, Haruko; Hayashida, Shigeru; Ito, Sayoko – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the Mindfulness Art Therapy Short Version for Japanese patients with advanced cancer. Patients learned mindfulness practices and then made art to express their feelings in the first session. After receiving instruction on practicing mindfulness 2 weeks later, they participated in a second…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Metacognition, Foreign Countries
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Laurer, Mattye; van der Vennet, Renée – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This study investigated whether art production or viewing and sorting art reproductions would be more effective in reducing negative mood and anxiety for 28 adults with substance use disorders. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two groups and completed pre- and posttest measures of negative mood and anxiety The hypothesis that art…
Descriptors: Adults, Substance Abuse, Art Therapy, Psychological Patterns
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Kimport, Elizabeth R.; Robbins, Steven J. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2012
Clay work has long been used in art therapy to achieve therapeutic goals. However, little empirical evidence exists to document the efficacy of such work. The present study randomly assigned 102 adult participants to one of four conditions following induction of a negative mood: (a) handling clay with instructions to create a pinch pot, (b)…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Art Materials, Psychological Patterns, Adults