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Keywords

Art therapy for children;

Abstract

Art is being used more and more by counselors working with children, particularly within the school setting because it allows for children to communicate nonverbally in a timely manner. "Art therapy in a school setting can offer children the opportunity to work through obstacles that are impeding their educational progress. It can facilitate appropriate social behaviors and promote healthy affective development" (Bush, 1997, p. 16).

The purpose of this paper is to explore how art is used in counseling children and examine specific techniques. Also, the author will focus on the stages of artistic development of children, the use of art as an assessment tool, the symbolism within the artwork, the use of art in multicultural counseling, and ethical issues related to art therapy.

Year of Submission

1999

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Terry T. Kottman

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Date Original

1999

Object Description

1 PDF file (23 pages)

Language

EN

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application/pdf

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