Eaton et al. (2007) A Review of Research and Methods Used to Establish Art Therapy as an Effective Treatment Method for Traumatized Children

literature type:

journal article

reference:

Leslie G. Eaton, Kimberly L. Doherty, and Rebekah M. Widrick. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 2007; Vol. 34, Issue 3: pp 256–262.

description:

Art therapy uses creative expression to provide individuals with a safe outlet for expressing thoughts and emotions to successfully facilitate recovery from psychological distress. The present study reviews the efficacy of art therapy as a method for treating traumatized children. Published, peer-reviewed literature that focused exclusively on the use of art therapy for treating children who had experienced a traumatic event was included in this review. This study found that art therapy was used successfully in a variety of contexts as a treatment regimen for traumatized children. Several methodological and statistical issues are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided in this review.

website:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197455607000287

arts categories:

arts

population(s) served:

children