Raising Self-Esteem in Adolescent Females Through the Use of Art Therapy and Storytelling
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
Arnell Etherington, PhD, MFT, ATR-BC
Laury Rappaport, PhD, ATR-BC
Ellen Speigel, MA, MFT, ATR-BC
The purpose of this grant proposal is to request funding for an art therapy and storytelling support group for female adolescents in order to raise self-esteem for young female students at Circle of Care, a program of the East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC). Adolescents are susceptible to low self-esteem as they are impacted with many stresses when entering junior high. Females are particularly vulnerable at a personal time of identity development, as they are facing the struggles of puberty and drastic changes undergoing in the body. This grant proposes an art therapy and storytelling support group designed to support young females ages 12-14 coping with feelings of low self-worth. The group will be 10 weeks long.
Novotny, Raphaelle Lamoureux, "Raising Self-Esteem in Adolescent Females Through the Use of Art Therapy and Storytelling" (2009). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 156.