Thesis Title

Art Therapy with a Latency Age Child with Borderline Features

Graduation Date

Fall 1986

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


Through a review of the literature, the developmental phases of infancy and childhood, and the descriptive research, the author defines the etiological and behavioral aspects of borderline disorders in children. Based on a case study as seen in art therapy, the author describes the level of functioning of a latency age child and the relation of the artwork to the child’s self-identity.