Art Therpay in a Behaviorally Oriented Day Program with a Schizophrenic Male Adult
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
The subject matter of this paper was the utilization of art therapy in a behaviorally oriented day program specifically for severely to profoundly developmentally disabled adults. The paper was a case study of a particular male student in the program. This student has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia with mild mental retardation. Art therapy in use with this student was intended to be of a direct therapeutic benefit to him and produced concrete results by way of daily detailed notes, consisting of figures, tables, and observations. The research detailed a direct improvement and definitive growth in development of the art work and also observed behavioral gains over a seven month period.
Inglis, Heidi R., "Art Therpay in a Behaviorally Oriented Day Program with a Schizophrenic Male Adult" (1992). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 441.