Posts tagged adolescent
The Internal Compass: Self-discovery and The Use of Art Therapy

by Sarah Leyes

This thesis asks the question how does short-term art therapy assess and improve appropriate emotional expression and emotional identification?

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The Struggle to Feel Real: Creation, Destruction and Identity Formation in an Adolescent Art Therapy Process

by Amy Allan

Research for this paper is based on a retrospective analysis of the artwork and therapeutic process of an adolescent boy. The client's art therapy process has been presented as a poetic narrative which explores the creative and destructive elements of adolescent identity formation.

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The Function of Art-Making in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing with Children and Youth

by Katharyn E. Morgan

The functions of art-making in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) with children and youth have not previously been fully examined. This study furthers the inquiry in this area by documenting the inclusion of art-making in four specific debriefings with a total of 29 participants, ages 8 to 18 years.

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Art As Symbolic Food for Eating-Disordered Adolescents

by Jan Souza

As a mental health professional, I have initiated and co-facilitated a spontaneous art therapy group for eating-disordered adolescent clients for the last four years. My thesis is that art can act as symbolic food, which is in the control of the client, thus empowering them to help themselves and improve their overall health.

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