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Attuning to Clients Using an Impermanent Art Method


Attuning to Clients Using an Impermanent Art Method

Ducheck, Daniel (2014) Attuning to Clients Using an Impermanent Art Method. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This paper explores the potential application of an impermanent art therapy method as a means to enhance attunement between client and therapist. Inspired by David Read Johnson’s (2000) Developmental Transformations (DvT), a drama therapy approach that accentuates encounter through free flowing improvisation, this study explores the theoretical and practical underpinnings required to integrate DvT concepts into an art therapy intervention. Within this paper, therapeutic attunement, interactive art therapy practices, as well as the Buddhist concept of impermanence are reviewed and examined as a means to develop an intervention technique that considers the potential of an improvised and interactive art method.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Ducheck, Daniel
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:28 August 2014
Keywords:Conversational Art Therapy, Interactive Art Therapy, Therapeutic Relationship, Attunement, Impermanence, Flow, Improvisation, Developmental Transformations, DvT
ID Code:978995
Deposited On:09 Oct 2014 15:25
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 16:59
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