Publication Date

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The study conducted discusses the use of art therapy at a college counseling center as an additional approach to treating clients. The research presented explains the prevalent mental health issues that are being diagnosed on college campus and the definition and benefits to using art therapy as a way of expressing feelings and thoughts. The literature reviewed supports the use of different art medias as a means of exploring an individual’s inner self. The study defines art therapy techniques as a mode of treatment to use in conjunction with psychotherapy. The research is explored in the form of an anonymous needs assessment survey that is presented in a yes/no/not applicable question answer format. The survey is used to measure the level of need and interest in art therapy as a form of treatment, specifically on a college campus.

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