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Healing in the margins: Art therapy and racial minority clients

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Healing in the margins: Art therapy and racial minority clients

Carlos, Marbella (2020) Healing in the margins: Art therapy and racial minority clients. [Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)] (Unpublished)

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This research project is a critical examination and analysis of existing scholarship on how art therapy impacts racial minority clients. Despite growing racial diversity in Canada’s population, therapy continues to be criticized for being ethnocentric, monocultural, and inherently biased against people of colour. As a result, people of colour tend to underutilize mental health services and terminate therapy at an alarming rate. The main objective of this research is to understand how art therapy can be a beneficial, accessible therapeutic approach for racial minority individuals and communities. This paper will use a theoretical research method to identify prominent themes and problems that visible minority populations face as clients and evaluate how art therapy can address these. This research project will consider scholarship from the fields of art therapy, critical race theory, psychotherapy and social work with a focus on texts related to mental health and social justice informed practice.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Creative Arts Therapies
Item Type:Graduate Projects (Non-thesis)
Authors:Carlos, Marbella
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Creative Arts Therapies (Art Therapy Option)
Date:29 June 2020
ID Code:986996
Deposited By: Marbella Anne Carlos
Deposited On:17 Jul 2020 17:50
Last Modified:17 Jul 2020 17:50

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