Bereaved Adults' Art Therapy Group
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
John Lemmon, PhD
Richard Carolan, EdD, ATR-BC
Gwen Sanders, MFT, ART-BC
Grief and loss are inevitable experiences in life. Often, bereavement support can be helpful following the death of a loved one to help facilitate the grieving process. This paper first examines the prevalence of grief and the emotional experience of bereavement. The need for grief support and current treatment options are briefly reviewed. A discussion on the history and development of grief theory follows, including a brief review of specific psychotherapy theoretical views of bereavement. Finally, specific treatment modalities, group therapy and art therapy, are discussed - why and how the two are applied - before a specific treatment modality, group art therapy, is applied to bereavement and the possible benefits are discussed.
Hans, Andrea, "Bereaved Adults' Art Therapy Group" (2013). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 247.