Art Therapy in Schools: Reducing Anxiety in English Learning Learners
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
John Lemmon, PhD
Jennifer Harrison, PsyD, DAAETS, ATR-BC
Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC
This grant proposes a program for English Language Learners faced with the challenge of making academic advancements while at once struggling with school-based anxiety related to English language development. The program delineated in this giant seeks to decrease anxiety through creative and less verbally dependent group therapy techniques that are more accessible to children developing their English language skills. The eight-week program joins Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy interventions to both normalize anxious feelings and teach anxiety management strategies that can be generalized to the broader school setting.
Clampett, Christina, "Art Therapy in Schools: Reducing Anxiety in English Learning Learners" (2014). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 263.