Posts tagged child development
Art in the Face of Death: Art Therapy With a Family

by Lindsay Joy Hamilton

This thesis explores the nature of practicing art therapy with a family facing the terminal illness of one of the members; and seeks to discover where in lies the meaning and value of making and sharing art during the intense moments of losing as loved one.

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Pieces Found and Placed: A Mindfulness Approach to Art Therapy With a Group For Female Survivors of Childhood Trauma

by Cindy Fawcett

This research study highlights the intersection of mindfulness and art psychotherapy and its influence on trauma recovery work with a group for female survivors of childhood trauma in later stages of recovery. 

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Mask Work: Increasing Imagination and Developing Self Awareness In Children

by Janet L. Kares Groom

This thesis examines the experiences of four children who engaged with therapeutic mask work in a safe environment.  Prompted by the research question “How does participating in mask work in a guided workshop contribute to a child’s ability to enter liminal/potential space?” this thesis considers the impact of intuitive mask making and directed play.

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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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Who's It? Scribble Tag with Children Who Have Witnessed Abuse

by Catherine Swanston

This study examines the usefulness of including the game of Scribble Tag in the initial assessment process with children who have witnessed and experienced abuse.

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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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