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Humour and the Therapeutic Alliance in Art Therapy with an Adolescent Population

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Humour and the Therapeutic Alliance in Art Therapy with an Adolescent Population

Bluethner, Cassandra (2016) Humour and the Therapeutic Alliance in Art Therapy with an Adolescent Population. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research paper uses a historical-documentary research approach to link literature and theories to explore the undeveloped topic of humour and its effect on the therapeutic alliance in art therapy with an adolescent population. In order to do so, this paper will analyze existing literature and data from various fields of social sciences to examine the pros and cons of humour from a therapeutic perspective, and the impact of using humour with the adolescent client in therapy. The role of the therapeutic alliance and how it affects adolescents in therapy is explored. A brief overview of adolescent psychology and the role art therapy can play with adolescents is given. This paper will also explore how humour can be incorporated into art therapy practice, and give suggestions for possible interventions.

Keywords: humour, therapeutic alliance, adolescents, art therapy

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Bluethner, Cassandra
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:September 2016
Keywords:humour, therapeutic alliance, adolescents, art therapy
ID Code:981728
Deposited By: CASSANDRA BLUETHNER
Deposited On:12 Sep 2016 13:07
Last Modified:10 Apr 2018 17:33

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