Thesis Title

Using Art Therapy in Developing Attachment of Adolecents in Fluid Families

Graduation Date

Fall 1996

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Degree Granting Institution

Notre Dame de Namur University

Program Name

Art Therapy


This paper describes a study to gauge the effects of Art Therapy interventions on the attachment between adolescents and their parents in fluid families. Items on self surveys and graphic indicators in the drawings of four families were compiled according to their correlation with factors of attachment. The hypothesis that attachment would increase from beginning to end of therapy as recorded in the pre and post surveys and graphic indicators was not borne out. Further study is recommended.