A qualitative art psychotherapy inquiry with juvenile females mandated for residential treatment: a three-phase process

Kang, Qian Yi Natalie (2020) A qualitative art psychotherapy inquiry with juvenile females mandated for residential treatment: a three-phase process. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of teh Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: A qualitative art psychotherapy inquiry with juvenile females mandated for residential treatment: a three-phase process
Synopsis:

In addition to the complex developmental tasks of the adolescent, female juveniles mandated for treatment within residential homes often face the additional challenge of coping with past or present traumatic events. While current literature expounding on the use of art therapy with adolescents and trauma posit its potential benefits, there exist limited research on the therapeutic implications of art psychotherapy with these female juveniles within the local context. As such, a practitioner-based, qualitative multiple-case vignette approach was adopted to explore the therapeutic implications of individual art psychotherapy with four female juveniles within the residential home. Ethical considerations were made throughout the process of the study. Results show a three-phase process: In Phase 1, a sense of agency, esteem and autonomy within the art therapy space needs to first be established before the clients can progress to Phase 2, where they fully utilize the therapy sessions to (a) support emotional regulation and coping, (b) repair relationships and attachment, and (c) facilitate self-expression and awareness. These processes then allow clients to enter into Phase 3, where they begin developing a sense of self and identity. Clinical implications and areas for future research will be discussed.

Subjects: Art therapy
Art therapy > Art therapy for youth
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Thesis - MA Art Therapy
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 15:02
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 07:07
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/791
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