Weathering storms: the use of medical art therapy to instil hope and resilience in a child survivor of a suicide-attempt in Singapore

Chew, Jia Yu Roxanne (2019) Weathering storms: the use of medical art therapy to instil hope and resilience in a child survivor of a suicide-attempt in Singapore. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Weathering storms: the use of medical art therapy to instil hope and resilience in a child survivor of a suicide-attempt in Singapore
Synopsis:

This thesis examines the role of the art therapist in instilling hope and resilience in a child admitted into hospital post a suicide attempt. The thesis hopes to address the lack of literature on art therapy with child suicide-attempt survivors in a medical setting, as well as contribute to the scope of the intervention. Using a qualitative single case study approach, it explored on the highlights in building hope and resilience and its implications. Using a psychodynamic lens, the findings from a single case study suggest criticality in the therapeutic relationship between the art therapist and child in building trust and a safe-space before the possibility to instil hope and resilience in a child. This reflective inquiry also highlights the value of the therapist’s attunement to pick up details from the artwork that mirrors the child’s recovery process, hence urging art therapists to trust in their judgements and in the child’s process.

Subjects: Art Therapy
Art Therapy > Art Therapy -- Children
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 03:48
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 03:12
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/603
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