Thesis Title

Documentation of the Use of Art Therapy in Croatia and Bosnia

Graduation Date

Summer 1995

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 is a grant proposal to document the use of art therapy in working with children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from the war in Croatia and Bosnia. The goal of the grant is to further educate healing professionals and those interested in children's welfare in the current use of and exchange of information regarding the use of Art Therapy with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many of the children of Croatia and Bosnia are suffering from PTSD from the war that has been taking place in the region in the last 4 years. The proposal involves the author travelling to the newly formed republics of Croatia and Bosnia, and interviewing facilitators and child participants of the treatment programs The programs that will be reviewed are those implemented by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), in schools, libraries, and refugee camps, in addition to front line combat areas.