Photography as an art therapy intervention with older adults within a residential setting in Singapore: a qualitative group case study

Schneider, Laure (2018) Photography as an art therapy intervention with older adults within a residential setting in Singapore: a qualitative group case study. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Photography as an art therapy intervention with older adults within a residential setting in Singapore: a qualitative group case study
Synopsis:

Art therapy is a visual modality that utilises a range of art materials, media, and art traditions. Photography is not necessarily one of the core art forms that art therapists use, however, it has been brought into the therapeutic encounter. My interest in this topic sprang from my training as an art therapist while working with older adults in a residential setting. This ultimately led to the research question: ' What are the benefits of using photography as a therapeutic intervention tool in group art therapy with older adults residing in a residential setting in Singapore?' This qualitative group case study examined the use of [hotography withing art therapy as a therapeutic medium based on 14 older adults living in a residential setting.
When working with the older adults the trainee art therapist came to the realization that photography helps promote healing and self-awareness with this population. So found that it can improve socialization stimulate past experiences and memories as the older adults talk about them amongst others. The trainee art therapist encountered challenges with this population and with photography but despite this, the trainee art therapist learnt about how important validating and respect was for the older adults.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 05:04
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 05:39
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/461

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