This chapter introduces a comprehensive evaluation of an art therapy group for adults experiencing depression and describes a novel method of an in-depth exploration of the therapeutic process and identification of therapeutic factors particularly relevant to depression. Therapy process mapping is introduced as a method of visualising the moments of change across therapy timeline. The chapter further guides through the therapy process and highlights emerging tension between the tendency to withdraw and the need to relate. How this tension emerged and how art therapy may transform the energy for the benefit of clients is discussed.
|Title of host publication||Arts Therapies in the Treatment of Depression|
|Editors||Ania Zubala, Vicky Karkou|
|Chapter||part 2 chp 2|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2018|
Zubala, A. (2018). An essence of the therapeutic process in an art therapy group for adults experiencing depression: Therapy process mapping. In A. Zubala, & V. Karkou (Eds.), Arts Therapies in the Treatment of Depression (pp. 102-119). Routledge.