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Art therapy : three models of community-based mental health facilities

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Art therapy : three models of community-based mental health facilities

Durst, Adrienne (1999) Art therapy : three models of community-based mental health facilities. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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The deinstitutionalization movement has affected art therapy, along with the entire mental health care system in Canada. The shift from hospital-based care to community-based care for psychiatric patients has resulted in a subsequent expansion of community services to meet the needs of this population. The expansion of art therapy into the community is an inevitable outgrowth of deinstitutionalization. This research paper examines how art therapy has been integrated into community-based mental health facilities after deinstitutionalization. What role does art therapy play in the community and how has it been implemented? This primary question is explored through the assessment of three different community-based mental health facilities within the Montreal area. Through interviews with the art therapists from these three community-based mental health facilities, an illustration of how art therapy has been implemented is portrayed. This research paper explores the complex and challenging set of problems created for the mental health care system as formally institutionalized patients are dispersed into the community and the unique challenges that art therapists face within the deinstitutionalized setting.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Durst, Adrienne
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:iv, 155 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Research papers (M.A.)
Program:Art Education and Creative Arts Therapies
Date:1999
Thesis Supervisor(s):Peterson, Leland
ID Code:894
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:15
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:17
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