Posts tagged case study
Psychodynamic Inquiries into Parallel Processes in Art Therapy: Client and Intern

by Heidi Bragg

This thesis begins with a single case study that seeks to understand the following question: What are the parallel processes of personal growth for a young female intern and an older male client in a psychodynamic art therapy process?

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Creating Connections: The Value of Art Therapy for Individuals with Mental Illness

by Michelle Murphy

This research project explored the value and function of group art therapy by illuminating its benefits for individuals with chronic mental illnesses who reside in tertiary psychiatric care.

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Trying Differently Instead of Harder: How early intervention of art therapy benefits children with FASD

by Jackie Laverty

This thesis asks the question: how does early intervention of art therapy benefit children affected by FASD? 

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Transforming the Fire: Integration of art therapy into CBT residential addictions treatment program for men

by Catherine Karremans

The purpose of this study was to explore how the integration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and art therapy in a men's residential treatment center would affect the treatment process.

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Seeds of Hope: An art therapist's experience working in international development within culturally diverse contexts in Bolivia

by Marcelle Edwards

This thesis explores the building of trust, hope and a heightened sense of positive self identity with culturally diverse groups of people, encountered while working from 2005 to 2008 as a professional cooperant in international development in the South American country of Bolivia.

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Light in the Darkness: Using Art Therapy to explore the Meaning of God in Difficult Times

by Patricia Flynn

This thesis uses a humanistic and phenomenological approach to study a group of seven men and women between the ages of 35 and 70 who took part in empirical and qualitative research. This research examined the essence of how one perceives God and the meaning of “God” in one’s life, especially in times of suffering and confusion.

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Finding Meaning in the Pain: The Use of Art Therapy with People in Chronic Pain

by Heather Cameron

This thesis gives an overview of the use of art therapy with people in chronic pain. It begins with a discussion of the unknowability of another's pain and the lack of language to communicate the experience of pain. It goes on to suggest that making art can provide an effective vehicle for the expression of pain.

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Children's Self-Esteem: The Benefits of Art Therapy in Elementary Schools

by Irene Crick

A review of available literature has uncovered few direct correlations between art therapy and increased self-esteem in children. This paper demonstrates that two children who came to the attention of special education teachers with a variety of diagnoses and/or issues exhibited a significant rise in self-esteem indicators after a minimum of twenty sessions of art therapy.

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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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