Dr. Laura Desportes
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Art Therapy, Psychiatric Patients, short-term study, discussion assessment viewpoint, group art session
Applied Behavior Analysis | Ceramic Arts | Child Psychology | Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Psychology
This is a qualitative study on the use of art on Unit Three in the Commonwealth Center of Virginia. The project is a short-term study, which is approached with a discussion assessment viewpoint. It is a group art session that takes place on two separate days. I found that I was not able to predict what the patients' diagnoses were according to their charts. However, the project was successful in that all of the patients completed the project with a positive attitude and confidence in what they had done.
House, Lora D., "Short-term Art Therapy with Psychiatric Patients" (2002). Honors Projects. 357.