Art Psychotherapy for adults who have experienced complex trauma: An international survey

Jayne, Kelly, Hackett, Simon and Hill, Michael (2021) Art Psychotherapy for adults who have experienced complex trauma: An international survey. Perspectives on Trauma, 1 (2). pp. 33-43. ISSN 2635-0807

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Adults who have complex trauma can experience mental ill health that invariably results in significant restrictive impacts upon their lives. The purpose of this international survey was to identify what Art Psychotherapy practitioners consider to be the important aspects of treatment supporting recovery and healing for this client group. International Art Psychotherapists treatingadults with complex trauma were invited to answer four categories of questions: participant information, environment, practical/clinical components, and additional information. Whilst there is a good evidence base for the uses and effectiveness of Art Psychotherapy in general, there has been little causal analysis of which mechanisms and contexts of Art Psychotherapycan prove effective. The survey data identified that expert practitioners consider positive therapeutic impact to be associated with specific art medium, the therapeutic environment, and clinically informed approaches.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 10:01
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 10:15

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