Behind the scenes: challenges facing a beginner art therapist and meaning-making through response art.

Lee, Shulian (2019) Behind the scenes: challenges facing a beginner art therapist and meaning-making through response art. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Behind the scenes: challenges facing a beginner art therapist and meaning-making through response art.
Synopsis:

The aim of this thesis is to explore the professional development challenges facing the beginner practitioner in the human service industry and how the meaning-making through response art informs the author about her subjective experiences as a trainee. Although professional development is not a new research endeavour, research on professional development of art therapists remains scant. Using a heuristic form of inquiry, response art was chosen to
illustrate the author’s journey during her final clinical placement. Response art was created and explored as a part of the clinical work to communicate struggles that were faced with the evolving identity from an advanced student to a novice therapist. Due to the subjective nature of the inquiry, this thesis is limited to a self-reflective account. Images of the response art, collected over
the weeks from personal reflections as well as art-based supervision, were thoroughly reviewed to match the 5 themes i.e., personal histories, performance anxiety, emotional boundaries, disillusionment and art therapy as a niche profession. These themes were identified in the in-training student and the novice professional phase (Shovholt & Rønnestad, 1992, 2003) to
best reflect the challenges faced by a beginner art therapist.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Art Therapy > Thesis -- MA Art Therapy
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 03:36
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 03:22
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/601
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