Mask and self-exploration: a qualitative study of the use of mask with female adolescents in an institutional rehabilitation setting

Chew, Yue Yin Shannon (2013) Mask and self-exploration: a qualitative study of the use of mask with female adolescents in an institutional rehabilitation setting. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Mask and self-exploration: a qualitative study of the use of mask with female adolescents in an institutional rehabilitation setting
Synopsis:

The aim of this study is to examine the use of masks in non-directive art therapy sessions for female adolescents in an institutional setting for rehabilitation. The study will draw upon the findings from three case vignettes to examine how pre-cut masks can be used for self-exploration. The clients related the masks to aspects of themselves. Directives were given to facilitate exploration and differed across the individuals to match their unique needs. The directive to paint on the inner side of the mask facilitated expression of the client’s inner feelings, while elements of role-play were used to help the client expand on the character of the mask. The use of multiple masks led to exploration of different aspects of self. This suggests that masks can function as a tools for self-exploration. It is recommended that art therapists can be more informed about its potential uses in non-directive sessions. Nonetheless, there remain areas to be explored regarding the use of masks in art therapy that future research can further examine.

Subjects: Art Therapy > Art therapy for youth
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 03:47
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014 03:47
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/244

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