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Art therapy as applied to the ego-developmental issues of traumatic child abuse

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Art therapy as applied to the ego-developmental issues of traumatic child abuse

King, Beverley T (1995) Art therapy as applied to the ego-developmental issues of traumatic child abuse. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This paper delineates a development of ideas, based on a literature search, which may be applied to future studies in art therapy concerning the ego developmental impact of traumatic child abuse. The subject of child abuse is introduced through definitions of physical abuse, sexual abuse, child neglect and emotional abuse and neglect, as well as by a discussion of some common myths about child abuse. The traumatic impact of child abuse in terms of ego development damage is explored as well as the possible psychopathological impact of severely traumatic child abuse. An analysis of several theoretical models asserts the "Traumagenic Dynamics" model as the most effective in terms of linking the effects of child abuse with the abusive environment. As a basis for empirical research, an attempt is made to establish a relationship between the "Traumagenic Dynamics" model and ego-developmental levels by the incorporation of a "schema framework." The exploration of art therapy research strongly supports that art therapy is able to address areas of psychological and interpersonal functioning relating to child abuse and therefore may promote ego development. In concluding, suggestions for future research are provided

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:King, Beverley T
Pagination:vii, 56 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Dept. of Art Therapy
Date:1995
Thesis Supervisor(s):Peterson, Leland
ID Code:139
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:10
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:12
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