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Art Therapy for Psychosocial Problems in Children and Adolescents:

A systematic narrative review on art therapeutic means and forms of expression, therapist behavior, and supposed mechanisms of change

About the Course

This course focuses on Art Therapy (AT) for psychosocial problems in children and adolescents. The researchers conduct a systematic narrative review to explore therapeutic components and mechanisms of change of such experiential interventions. Course participants will learn how AT responds to client need and circumstances which leads to significant clinical results. Key Words: art therapy, psychosocial problems, children, adolescents, systematic narrative review.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Art Therapy for Psychosocial Problems in Children and Adolescents: created by Liesbeth Bosgraaf, MATh et al. in 2020.

Publication Date:

Front Psychol. 2020; 11: 584685

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.

Liesbeth Bosgraaf, MATh

Liesbeth Bosgraaf, MATh, is a researcher at NHL University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. She is also a member of the national networking group for affect-regulating professional therapy and serves as a thesis coordinator at Stenden University of Applied Sciences. She has had her work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Marinus Spreen, PhD

Marinus Spreen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Social Work at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Neeuwarden, Netherlands. His main areas of research are the role and impact of the system on patient behaviour and treatment evaluation at the individual level and he has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW
Casadi "Khaki" Marino, PhD, LCSW, is a social worker with experience in many different treatment settings and with a wide range of client populations. She has worked in residential care, secure and forensic settings, and in emergency rooms. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and holds certificates in EMDR, Trauma Informed Services, and Domestic Violence. She is currently working as a therapist in an outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Define the three main approaches taken by art therapists.
  2. Identify the elements of art therapy that support positive outcomes for the psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents.
  3. Discuss the responsiveness of art therapy to client need and circumstances.

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103396
3.5 CE credit hours
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