Shafi (2010) Poetry Therapy and Schizophrenia: Clinical and Neurological Perspectives

literature type:

journal

reference:

Noel Shafi Journal of Poetry Therapy. June 2010; Vol. 23, No. 2: pp 87-99.

description:

The purpose of this article is to examine the clinical utility of poetry therapy for the treatment of schizophrenia (SCZ). Four major questions will be addressed: (1) How does one define poetry and metaphor? (2) What are the clinical applications of poetry therapy? (3) What are the neural correlates of metaphor processing in normal and schizophrenic populations? (4) What are the clinical implications of metaphor processing for schizophrenics in poetry therapy?

website:

http://noelshafi.com/uploads/PoetryTherapy.Shafi.Noel.pdf

arts categories:

writing

population(s) served:

adolescents
adults
older adults