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Symbols from home : the use of personal objects in an art therapy drawing task with four latency-aged children

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Symbols from home : the use of personal objects in an art therapy drawing task with four latency-aged children

Monk, Beverly (1997) Symbols from home : the use of personal objects in an art therapy drawing task with four latency-aged children. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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This paper is an exploration of an assessment technique in which drawings of personal objects and gift objects associated with significant others are solicited from four latency-aged children. My proposal is that drawings of objects belonging to mothers, fathers and other family members as well as gift objects that have been received, have the potential to elicit information regarding the nature of the children's relationships with these people, their responses to absent parents, the presence of material or emotional deprivation, the presence or absence of supportive individuals and the children's individual defenses, strengths and needs. As a theoretical framework for this pilot study, attachment theory, notions regarding "goodness of fit" and developmental and artistic norms are considered. As well, anthropological, sociological and philosophical perspectives are discussed as they apply to people's relationships with objects. Areas for future research are presented

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Monk, Beverly
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:vi, 104 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:1997
Thesis Supervisor(s):Peterson, Leland
ID Code:822
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:14
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:16
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