Art Experiences for Personal Growth

Graduation Date

Spring 1980

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 not an artist’s guide-book — achievement is not the goal.

This is not an art teacher’s text book — skills are not the purpose.

This is not a therapist’s cookbook — art processes are not an end.

This is^ a catalog of therapeutic art ideas — art materials used spontaneously and non-directively are healing in themselves.

Within this framework:

All use of art materials outside of mis-use is OK

There are no expectations...

no shoulds or oughts... no rights or wrongs...

The goal is:at the least, enjoyment

at the best, self-expression and confidence.