Thesis Title

Art Therapy with Vietnam Veterans: The Importance of the Therapeutic Alliance

Graduation Date

Spring 1984

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


The purpose of this paper is to suggest the direction of a short-term treatment approach in art therapy which can best serve the needs of Vietnam veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This approach must work within the limitations imposed by the current orientation of an established five month program, as well as the needs and abilities of the patients themselves.