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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Counselor Education


This thesis reports research on an effort to implement art therapy into a middle school. This thesis addressed the need for Art therapy in middle school. Literature about art therapy was explored including the definition and benefits art therapy. Several theories and techniques of art therapy were examined. This thesis looked at the history of art therapy. Models of school art therapy programs and reasons why art therapy should be in schools were discussed. Art therapy with children with special needs was explored. This thesis found that there is a need for and support of an art therapy program in a middle school.