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Where is the therapy in drama therapy when working with children with severely disruptive behavior?

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Where is the therapy in drama therapy when working with children with severely disruptive behavior?

Gaffney, Cindy (2000) Where is the therapy in drama therapy when working with children with severely disruptive behavior? Other thesis, Concordia University.

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There are two main themes discussed in this paper. The first is one drama therapy student's growth process over the course of her last academic year. The second theme deals with using drama therapy effectively with different populations and how she learned to adapt drama therapy best to suit her specific clientele of children with severely disruptive behavior. The paper explains how drama therapy can exist on a continuum which moves from drama being therapeutic in and of itself to clients being cognitively aware of the issues in their life which are causing them difficulty. There is an explanation of how goals were re-evaluated to better serve the specific population. In working with this group, there was a new understanding about how to approach therapy. Important themes were the use of boundaries and containment, play, planning, and acceptance and advocacy.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Gaffney, Cindy
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:vii, 72 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Snow, Stephen
ID Code:1259
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:17
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:19
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