Singh (2011) The Therapeutic Effects of Art Making in Patients with Cancer

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Barinder Singh. The Arts in Psychotherapy. 2011; Vol. 38, No. 3: pp 160–163.


The purpose of this project was to understand how artists used art making (without a therapist) when faced with cancer to fulfill their psychosocial needs. Given the unique visual and emotional challenges posed by breast cancer, changes in artistic expression and the artist were the focus of this study. The purpose of this study was not to determine if art making is a valuable avenue for coping with breast cancer but to illuminate how art changes the cancer experience of the artist and provides therapeutic benefit simultaneously.


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