Posts tagged identity
Deep Roots and New Beginnings: Exploring the Reconstruction of Identity through Photographic Life Narratives with Immigrant Women

by Sylvia Calatayud Catano

The intention of this thesis is to examine the lived experience of immigrant women on their path towards a new cultural identity in the context of using art therapy, participatory photography and personal narratives.

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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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"I See You" Art Therapy and the Maintenance of Self for Individuals with Advanced Dementia

by Sarah Roesler

This paper presents a qualitative study of the use of art therapy in the maintenance of ‘self’ with six individuals in the advanced stages of dementia. It seeks to find ways for health care professionals, therapists, and caregivers to maintain quality of life and help those in the severe stages of dementia preserve a sense of self.

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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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Presenting the Self: An Inquiry into the Function of Photographic Self-Portraits with Men in Addictions Groups

by Jeremy Addington

A qualitative study of a group of men with addictions in an intensive, psycho-educational, outpatient program using art therapy interventions and phototherapy exercises to increase self-awareness and self-understanding.

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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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