The significance of containment in art therapy : a case study of a parentified adolescent caregiver

Kin, Angeline (2016) The significance of containment in art therapy : a case study of a parentified adolescent caregiver. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: The significance of containment in art therapy : a case study of a parentified adolescent caregiver
Synopsis:

Many patients with terminal cancer choose to be cared for at home (Khan, Gomes & Higginson, 2013; SHC, 2014). This together with rising cancer mortality rates sees the increase of home hospices, which places enormous caregiving demands on families (WHO, 2000). Research recognizes the tremendous stress of cancer caregiving with its many responsibilities and changing roles. This dissertation examined such implications on a parentified adolescent caregiver and her developmental and attachment needs. Extending Bion’s concept of containment into art therapy, the author explored how it addressed this client’s needs in times of overwhelming distress, uncertainty and loss. Furthermore, how containment in a home-based setting was achieved in the therapeutic relationship, the therapeutic frame, the art process, and images themselves. Finally, the role of response art is examined as ‘containing the container’ where response art contains the therapist.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 09:34
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/395

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