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Gipson, Leah R. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This viewpoint examines the limitations of cultural competency in art therapy education through personal reflection, calling for an immersive engagement with social justice practices of naming difference, asserting counter narratives, and following the leadership of people impacted by systemic violence. The author discusses the impact of…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Social Justice, Cultural Awareness, Interpersonal Competence
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Kuo, Nai-Cheng; Plavnick, Joshua B. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This study examined the effectiveness of an antecedent art intervention on reduction of off-task behavior for a 3-year-old child with autism. A single-case reversal design was used to show that one-on-one art task instruction occurring prior to large group instructional sessions produced decreased levels of off-task behavior when compared to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Child Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Elkins, David E.; Deaver, Sarah P. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
The American Art Therapy Association (AATA) surveys its members biennially to collect data regarding membership demographics as well as variables concerning the work environment for art therapists. These surveys can provide a detailed description of these characteristics and how they may change over time. This article statistically compares the…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Professional Associations, Group Membership, Surveys
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Bat Or, Michal – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This study explored mothers' separateness representations via a clay sculpting task assigned to 24 mothers of preschool children aged 21 months to 4 years. Each participant created a clay sculpture of herself and her child, followed by a semi-structured interview about the sculpting experience and the meaning of the sculpture. Qualitative analyses…
Descriptors: Sculpture, Mothers, Art Activities, Art Therapy
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Lee, Seung Yeon – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This qualitative study explored flow experiences in art therapy with three children from families that had immigrated to the United States from South Korea and were facing acculturation gaps. The children's flow experiences were examined through multiple data sources including videotaped art therapy sessions, children's post-session interviews,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Immigrants, Children, Acculturation
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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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O'Neill, Aimee; Moss, Hilary – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This paper describes a community art therapy group for people living with chronic pain. Nine adults were offered 12 weekly group art therapy sessions that included art therapy activities such as guided imagery focusing on body scans followed by art responses and artistic expressions of the pain experience. This pilot group art therapy program is…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Adults, Group Therapy, Chronic Illness
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Becker, Carol-Lynne J. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
Current research supports the use of exposure-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and integrated treatments show potential for enhanced symptom reduction. This pilot study developed a manualized group treatment integrating art interventions with exposure, grounding, and narrative therapy for five adults with PTSD who were…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Adults, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Child Abuse
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Kimport, Elizabeth R.; Hartzell, Elizabeth – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
Little research exists on using clay as an anxiety-reducing intervention with patients in psychiatric hospitals. This article reports on a study that used a one-group, pretest/posttest design with 49 adults in a psychiatric facility who created a clay pinch pot. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used as a pre- and posttest measure.…
Descriptors: Art Materials, Art Therapy, Anxiety, Intervention
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Richard, Donna Abely; More, William; Joy, Stephen P. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
A severely impaired capacity for social interaction is one of the characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Deficits in facial emotional recognition processing may be associated with this limitation. The Build-a-Face (BAF) art therapy intervention was developed to assist with emotional recognition through the viewing and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Response
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Stinley, Nora E.; Norris, Deborah O.; Hinds, Pamela S. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This randomized controlled clinical trial explored the feasibility of implementing a fast-acting mandala intervention to reduce physical pain and psychological anxiety experienced during needle sticks. Forty pediatric patients participated in this two-group study: 20 participants created a mandala on an iPad (Treatment Group) and 20 participants…
Descriptors: Pain, Patients, Pediatrics, Art Activities
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Peterson, Caroline – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This brief report describes a mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT) intervention, "Walkabout: Looking In, Looking Out," which was piloted in 2010 and has since been offered at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. The author adapted the original MBAT intervention using a walkabout conceptual model, which was…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Metacognition, Intervention, Hospitals
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Gavron, Tami; Mayseless, Ofra – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2015
This brief report describes a preliminary study that examined the association between implicit aspects of parent-child relationships as assessed by the Joint Painting Procedure (JPP) and self-report measures of the quality of mother-child relations and children's adjustment at home and at school as reported by the mothers. Forty mother-child dyads…
Descriptors: Painting (Visual Arts), Art Therapy, Art Activities, Mothers
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Chilton, Gioia; Scotti, Victoria – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2014
This article describes an artistic inquiry conducted by two art therapists using a dialogic method of collage and letter writing over a period of 4 weeks. The goal of the project was to broaden understanding of arts-based research and to discover the properties of collage as a research practice in art therapy. A thematic analysis of the visual and…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Art Products, Research Methodology, Allied Health Personnel
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Stace, Sonia M. – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2014
Therapeutic doll making can hold diverse functions for clients in therapy, particularly for those clients who are working through complex trauma histories. Recent literature pertaining to the treatment of complex trauma suggests that talking treatments have their limits; supplementary therapeutic approaches that focus on sensory, physical,…
Descriptors: Art Therapy, Psychotherapy, Toys, Creative Activities
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