Posts in 2001
The Value of Art Therapy in Healing from Intergenerational Issues Caused by Aboriginal Residential Schools

by Audrey Ward

There is a legacy of abused and neglected children in First Nations communities resulting from what amounts to ongoing attempted cultural genocide by the Provincial and Federal Governments of Canada. My thesis is that the use of art is helpful in assisting clients to identify and work through issues, which are a direct result of 123 years of enforced, mandatory attendance at Indian residential schools.

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The Struggle to Feel Real: Creation, Destruction and Identity Formation in an Adolescent Art Therapy Process

by Amy Allan

Research for this paper is based on a retrospective analysis of the artwork and therapeutic process of an adolescent boy. The client's art therapy process has been presented as a poetic narrative which explores the creative and destructive elements of adolescent identity formation.

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