Art with Heart's Chill & Spill Journal: A Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative Approach to Art Therapy to Reduce Anxiety in Adolescent Siblings of Children with Cancer
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
Lisa Bjerknes, MD, MBA
Laury Rappaport, PhD, ATR-BC
Gwen Sanders, MFT, ART-BC
Despite major advances in treatment methods and supportive care, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children younger than fifteen years old. Childhood cancer affects all family members involved. For the siblings, it is likely that the diagnosis of childhood cancer will result in the development of anxiety symptoms. This grant seeks to discover if Art with Heart’s Chill & Spill journal, utilizing a cognitive-behavioral and narrative approach to art therapy, will reduce anxiety in adolescent siblings of pediatric oncology patients. The sponsoring agency for this grant is Circle of Care (CoC) located in Oakland, CA. CoC assists children and families coping with life-threatening illness, loss, bereavement, or trauma through support groups, crisis intervention services, and counseling and support services.
Mulqueen, Carrie, "Art with Heart's Chill & Spill Journal: A Cognitive-Behavioral and Narrative Approach to Art Therapy to Reduce Anxiety in Adolescent Siblings of Children with Cancer" (2010). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 173.