The Effectiveness of the Art Therapy Process in the Survival of Suicide Aftermath
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
This study of art therapy occurred with six halfway house residents in the aftermath of a suicide which took place in a residential halfway house for adults recovering from schizophrenia. The residents that were left in the suicide aftermath were able to non—verbally explore their feelings associated with the suicide of a fellow resident. The threatening feelings were substantially dispelled within three art therapy sessions. Selected examples of the art products are presented.
MacCracken, John B., "The Effectiveness of the Art Therapy Process in the Survival of Suicide Aftermath" (1986). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 459.