The impact of other within the therapeutic space: a qualitative art therapy inquiry with older adults population in a residential nursing home in Singapore

Lim, Lay Choo Jennifer (2018) The impact of other within the therapeutic space: a qualitative art therapy inquiry with older adults population in a residential nursing home in Singapore. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: The impact of other within the therapeutic space: a qualitative art therapy inquiry with older adults population in a residential nursing home in Singapore
Synopsis:

Establishing a conducive therapeutic experience for clients can be challenging at best for art therapists, especially when other is present. Such a presence has the potential to affect the therapeutic encounter. In order for the therapeutic encounter to be authentic and effective, the art therapist has to take into consideration the role of other and how to avoid or minimise the impact it has on the client. Through a psychodynamic, person-centred, practitioner and art-based approach, in the context of contemporary art therapy practice, this thesis examines the impact that other may have on the therapeutic encounter and how the art therapist can attempt to effectively address this. This qualitative study includes three case vignettes of older adults, residing in a private nursing home in Singapore, who have experienced the presence of other in the course of their art therapy sessions and within their therapeutic spaces. The research aims to raise an awareness of the presence of other in the therapeutic space and its influence on the therapeutic encounter. This knowledge will enable the art therapist to purposefully prepare for the session and thereby enhance the effect of therapy, a significant skill for the beginning art therapist.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 04:10
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 04:10
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/452

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