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Following children after relocation : an art therapist's guide

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Following children after relocation : an art therapist's guide

Dionne, Marie-Pascale (2007) Following children after relocation : an art therapist's guide. Other thesis, Concordia University.

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The following research summarizes issues pertaining to relocated school aged children, and suggests a range of art therapeutic tools to support their adaptation process, whether it is a cross-cultural relocation or not. The present guide is the result of a combination of some of the history-documentary methodologies, and an investigation of previous and current art therapy programs serving different relocated child populations throughout Montreal. Suggested an therapeutic activities are presented accordingly to the weaving of theoretical concepts of the grieving process stages, and the cross-cultural adaptation stages. The guide is divided into three parts: the arrival, settling down, and moving on. Each part begins with some psychoeducational information about the emotional state a relocated child may be going through, at the given time. The guide is conceived to respond to individual art therapy sessions, as well as group an therapy sessions. For each pan, therapeutic activities are suggested, which can be selected according to the child's best interest. Each activity includes a list of material, procedures, explanation of its therapeutic implication, warm-ups, and finally, an alternative version for group format adaptation. Outcome research would be the next step to achieve in order to consolidate this guide's effectiveness.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Authors:Dionne, Marie-Pascale
Series Name:Research Paper
Pagination:viii, 89 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies
Date:2007
Thesis Supervisor(s):Lacroix, Louise
ID Code:975580
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:11
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:40
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