Posts tagged phenomenology
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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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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Finding Essence in a Shared Embrace: Co-construction of meaning with cancer survivors in art-based group interactive art therapy

by Sanda Ottewell-Watson

This research enquiry links theoretical perspectives of art therapy and cancer care to the potential for art and art making as a means for co-creating meaning, by creating art alongside others in an interactive studio environment.

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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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