I and you: a qualitative art therapy inquiry on masculine identity and aggression with a preadolescent boy in a Singapore school setting

Chen, YongLiang Ezra (2018) I and you: a qualitative art therapy inquiry on masculine identity and aggression with a preadolescent boy in a Singapore school setting. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: I and you: a qualitative art therapy inquiry on masculine identity and aggression with a preadolescent boy in a Singapore school setting
Synopsis:

This thesis covers several contemporary trends which are shown to be impacting the development of today’s predolescent boys. The wide exposure to technology experienced by these boys is attributed as a key factor for their aggressive behaviors that land many of them in trouble with the school. An area of their development being impacted would be the boys’ masculine identity. Within art therapy research literature, it is shown that the gender of a male art therapist holds a pivotal role in helping the boys reclaim important qualities which defy hegemonic definitions of how boys should behave. Art therapy with male art therapists empowers the boys to overcome challenges concerning the ways they expressed their feelings to embark on a more holistice development instead. Through a psychodynamic art therapy approach, this thesis will explore the implications of preadolescent boys receiving individual art therapy from a male art therapist within a school setting in Singapore. A qualitiative single case study that focused on a preadolescent boy demonstrated how the components of ‘materiality’ and ‘metaphoric communication’ in art therapy provides therapeutic support for the boy that reduced display of aggressive behaviors in school.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 04:54
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 05:45
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/459

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