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Effectiveness of Art Therapy With Adult Clients in 2018—What Progress Has Been Made?

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About the Course:

In the year 2000, an important art therapy literature review addressed an essential question—does art therapy work? It discussed 17 articles dealing with the issue of the effectiveness of art therapy. Two decades later, this research field has extended its scope and is flourishing. Several current reviews of research work have described the broad range of methods implemented today, which includes qualitative and quantitative studies; other reviews have focused on art therapy with specific populations, or by age group. The aim of this systematic literature review is to contribute to the ongoing discussion in the field by exploring the latest studies dealing with the effectiveness of art therapy with a broad scope of adult clients. We conducted a comprehensive search in four databases and review of every quantitative article that has addressed outcome measures in the art therapy field from 2000 to 2017. This paper presents the latest 27 studies in the field that examine the effectiveness of art therapy with adult clients and divides them into seven clinical categories: cancer patients, clients coping with a variety of medical conditions, mental health clients, clients coping with trauma, prison inmates, the elderly, and clients who have not been diagnosed with specific issues but face ongoing daily challenges. It underscores the potential effects of art therapy on these seven clinical populations, and recommends the necessary expansions for future research in the field, to enable art therapy research to take further strides forward.

This course is based on the article, Effectiveness of Art Therapy With Adult Clients in 2018—What Progress Has Been Made? created by Dafna Regev et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

1st Edition 2018

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Dafna Regev
Dafna Regev is a qualified art therapist, researcher, and senior lecturer at the School of Creative Art Therapies and a faculty member of the Emili Sagol Creative Arts Therapies Research Center at the University of Haifa, Israel. She specializes in parent-child art psychotherapy and works in a private clinic. Her articles have been published in leading journals in the field of art therapy.
Liat Cohen-Yatziv
Liat Cohen-Yatziv is currently a Ph.D student at the University of Haifa as a part of The School for Creative Arts Therapy.

Course Creator

Allison Brown, LCSW 149014591
Allison Brown holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice with a Psychology focus and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who currently works at a Long-Term Insurance company bringing clinical experience to claim processes. Additionally, she developed and continues to lead the Continuing Education Program for Social Workers and Nurses and often leads complex process improvement projects Prior to this, her primary focus was in mental health and worked in both the outpatient and inpatient settings providing support to adults with mental illness.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Contribute to the ongoing discussion in the field by exploring the latest studies dealing with the effectiveness of art therapy with a broad scope of adult clients
  2. Analyze the effectiveness of art therapy with adult clients and divide them into seven clinical categories
  3. Distinguish the different needs of the seven clinical categories identified in the study's findings to provide art therapy to those population

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Course Creator: Allison Brown, LCSW 149014591
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