Art in Therapy with Neuropsychologically Impaired Clients

Du Toit, Muriel (1998) Art in Therapy with Neuropsychologically Impaired Clients. Masters thesis, University of South Afrrica.

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The research process illustrates the interaction between the therapist and the neuropsychological impaired client in the therapeutic context where we utilized drawing and painting as a creative medium I describe the interaction from a systems paradigm New paradigm research is used as the researcher is included in the research findings. The focus is on new meanings that the therapist and clients generated. Three case studies are described in this study. A circular description is given of the use of drawing and painting in therapy. The losses that the clients suffer are described and explained to make sense of the interaction. The use of art is described and incorporated in the therapeutic process as creative exercises were important ways to connect with the clients. This study illustrates that creativity should always be part of the therapeutic endeavor, especially when understanding the verbal expression of the client is difficult.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meaning; Co-construction; Loss; Neuropsychology; Brain injury; Art; News of difference; Joining; Enactment; Representation; Narration; Unique outcomes; Systems
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Mr Jude Abhulimen
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2016 12:10
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 12:16

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