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Incarceration and Identity: An Exploration of Art Therapy with Inmates

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Incarceration and Identity: An Exploration of Art Therapy with Inmates

Brinkman, Katelyn (2017) Incarceration and Identity: An Exploration of Art Therapy with Inmates. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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Using a theoretical, bibliographical methodology, this research paper explores the use of art therapy in addressing self-identity with a population of prison inmates. It examines how art therapy is a useful approach to working with inmates, and determines which art therapy interventions may be best suited to help them explore self-identity. This research paper is written for an audience of art therapists who work with inmate populations, in hopes that they can better utilize art therapy interventions for issues relating to identity. It specifically focuses on how inmates maintain their original self-identities while integrating their inmate experience and criminal identity into their overall identities. The research serves to fill an existing research gap between the fields of criminology and art therapy. In doing so, it is hoped that the field of art therapy may cultivate into a more highly sanctioned mental health profession.
Key Words: Art Therapy, Criminal, Identity, Self-Identity, Reflected Appraisals, Inmate

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Brinkman, Katelyn
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:12 September 2017
ID Code:983024
Deposited By: Katelyn Brinkman
Deposited On:14 Sep 2017 13:29
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:56
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