A heuristic study of countertransference within post-session art and its impact on a therapeutic relationship

Yang, Rachel Anne (2016) A heuristic study of countertransference within post-session art and its impact on a therapeutic relationship. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: A heuristic study of countertransference within post-session art and its impact on a therapeutic relationship
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This dissertation presents the findings of a qualitative phenomenological heuristic study and suggests that a self-reflexive approach is crucial in facilitating insight into the human experience, fostering empathetic resonance and becoming a more attuned art therapist within the therapeutic relationship. The research is centered around the research question of how countertransference in post-session art is examined, understood and utilized. The interest for this research stemmed from the awareness of the distance created by the researcher between herself and a female client with the progressive disease of muscular dystrophy. By drawing on my personal experiences as an art therapist trainee, the findings section discusses the development of the relationship and the positive benefits that can be gathered from engaging with countertransference in post-session art. This research concludes that a therapists’ self-reflexive practice is not only necessary for a deeper sense of self awareness but also imperative for the well-being of the clients that they work with.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 07:19
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 07:19
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/383

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