Art therapy: observation in art therapy

Een onderzoek van:

Dr. Ingrid Penzes-Driessen

The main goal of observations and diagnoses made within art therapy is to gain insights into clients’ psychological processes. These insights act as a guideline to decide whether and why art therapy is called for and which goals can be formulated. This supports the art therapist in carrying out art therapy practices that help to improve clients’ psychological well-being. This research focuses on developing knowledge about the relation between psychological processes and how these processes manifest themselves while clients participate in art therapy. Concepts such as the properties of the materials, how materials are used, how materials are experienced, the visual product, and how these elements relate to one another will play a central role.

The supervisor is Prof Giel Hutschemaekers, Radboud University, Nijmegen. The co-supervisors are Dr Susan van Hooren and Dr Ditty Dokter.

Promotion Art therapy March 12th 2020: you are welcome!

On thursday March 12th 2020 at 12.30 pm Ingrid Pénzes will defend her thesis “Art form and mental health. Studies on art therapy observation and assessment in adult mental health” in the auditorium of the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.  It is a public matter, so you are welcome to this defend. More information about the defend click here (only in Dutch).

Would you like to read the thesis? Click here or here.



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