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The use of mirrors in therapy : the potential use of a mirror as a projective assessment tool in drama therapy

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The use of mirrors in therapy : the potential use of a mirror as a projective assessment tool in drama therapy

Blom, Marleah (2004) The use of mirrors in therapy : the potential use of a mirror as a projective assessment tool in drama therapy. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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Literature on the use of mirrors within drama therapy and what information might be gained when a therapist observes his client interact with his mirror image is limited. An overview of how mirrors are used within psychological research, psychotherapy and drama therapy will be presented. A comparison will be made between the use of mirrors and the use of photographs and video as self-image viewing tools within the creative arts therapies. Projective techniques and projective assessments that are commonly used within drama therapy will be outlined before describing and evaluating a potential new projective assessment that uses a mirror in individual drama therapy with children. Further directions for research and clinical work in regards to the mirror as a projective tool are also discussed in order to introduce professionals in drama therapy and other related fields to new, creative, ways and techniques to help better understand their clients and their needs.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Blom, Marleah
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:iv, 55 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):unknown.,
ID Code:7960
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:11
Last Modified:19 Aug 2011 04:01
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