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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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Keogh, Katharina; Creaven, Ann-Marie – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this study we tested whether drawing and coloring influence cardiovascular recovery and perceived stress following exposure to a stressor. In a mixed experimental design, participants (N = 62) completed an acute stress task before being randomly assigned to one of three brief activities: free-form drawing (full creative control), coloring…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Intervention, Human Body, Art Activities
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Steinhardt, Lenore – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this article I describe an art-based procedure with a gradual sequence of drawing tasks that guides an art therapy client through graphic stages from point, to line, to plane. The client begins by making random dots, connecting them one to another with an unbroken line that reaches all the dots, perceiving abstract or figurative imagery in the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Freehand Drawing, Art Activities, Color
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Schweizer, Celine; Spreen, Marinus; Knorth, Erik J. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are often referred to art therapy. To investigate what works in art therapy with children with ASD, the tacit knowledge of 8 experienced art therapists was explored through interviews. Promising components were arranged into the Context and Outcomes of Art Therapy (COAT) model. According to the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Allied Health Personnel
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Hanes, Michael – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
In this article I discuss the benefits of using road drawings in art therapy for the specialized treatment needs of women in a gender-specific residential substance use treatment center. Gender differences in substance use treatment are explained and the benefits of using art therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders are reviewed. The…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Art Therapy, Case Studies, Females
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Robb, Megan; Miller, Abbe – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2017
Although art-based supervision often leads to supervisee disclosure, little is known about the experience, process, or contributions of such disclosure. We investigated the phenomenon of supervisee disclosure during "El Duende" Process Painting art-based group supervision using a qualitative study. JoHari's Window was used as a grounding…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Art Activities, Painting (Visual Arts), Art Therapy
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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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