Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Art therapy for children;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Terry T. Kottman
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©1999 Laura Longo
Longo, Laura, "The use of art therapy in counseling children" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1117.