Combating self-objectification and nurturing self-concept: Art therapy interventions with adolescent girls
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
The pilot study examined the ability of Cognitive-Behavioral art therapy interventions to increase self-concept and lower self-objectification levels among a treatment group of adolescent girls ages 11-13 years. Altered books were used as a container for these interventions. By the end of the six-week Cognitive-Behavioral art therapy intervention, positive correlations were found among several of the self-concept variables for which the pilot study measured. However, overall self-concept levels were shown to have decreased, and the construct of self-objectification was not lowered, nor did it change significantly. Cultural and theoretical implications for art therapy practice with adolescents were discussed.
Rothermel, Susan, "Combating self-objectification and nurturing self-concept: Art therapy interventions with adolescent girls" (2016). Art Therapy | Electronic Master's Theses 2015 - 2021. 15.