Strengthening fragile attachment : art therapy with children in pre-school educational setting

Chan, Jeanette Y. W. (2012) Strengthening fragile attachment : art therapy with children in pre-school educational setting. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Strengthening fragile attachment : art therapy with children in pre-school educational setting
Synopsis:

Over recent decades, women’s participation in the workforce in Singapore has become imperative with the higher cost involved in raising children. There is growing concern to maintain the delicate balance of economic viability and the social issues arising from the breakdown of parent-child relationship, by having both parents in the workforce (K.W. Ho, K.C. Ho & Ong, 2010). In line with ongoing longitudinal studies on attachment by The Singapore Children’s Society, which suggested a relatively low attachment security amongst children in Singapore (Chan et al., 2010; Chan et al., 2011), the art therapist trainee noticed during her placement at educational settings that behaviors of many pre-school children indicated fragile or insecure attachment pattern of relatedness. This phenomenon could possibly be a result of the growing trend of both parents having to work outside the home and entrusting their children to alternative caregivers, thus spending less time together. The purpose of this research is to examine the role of art therapy interventions in addressing a positive development of the child’s attachment pattern, whereby he could experience and re-create positive inter-subjectivity during the therapeutic setting. The art therapist trainee will apply evidence in literature, past researches and observations in a case study, to demonstrate how art therapy interventions is able to help pre-school children regulate emotions and strengthen fragile attachment.

Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2012 07:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 05:31
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/28

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