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Subject: art therapy journal articles
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: yellowdandelion-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 22 Aug 2003 17:21 PDT
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Question ID: 247791
I'm looking for 15 journal articles on the topic of group art therapy
with adolescents.  The articles can be:
       specifically about group art therapy with adolescents, 
       group art therapy, or
       group therapy with adolescents.  
These articles should be published somewhere respectable - with
reference information.  I'll need to reference everything APA style. 
The more recent the articles, the better.

Request for Question Clarification by luciaphile-ga on 23 Aug 2003 06:59 PDT
Hi yellowdandelion-ga,

Because of copyright restrictions, I would only be able to supply you
with citations to the articles and you would need to go to a library
to locate them. Is that acceptable?


Clarification of Question by yellowdandelion-ga on 23 Aug 2003 07:17 PDT
as long as they're well-known easily-found journals - yes.  If any of
them can be found online, that would be extremely helpful as well. 
Interlibrary loans can take up to a month - and I just can't wait that
long!  :)
Subject: Re: art therapy journal articles
Answered By: luciaphile-ga on 23 Aug 2003 11:36 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi yellowdandelion-ga,

Thanks for your question. I have included citations from peer-reviewed
journals only. I have provided the citations in APA format, however,
as I am uncertain what databases you have access to, I’ve formatted
these as you would if getting them via print. You may need to alter
the citations slightly depending upon how you access the articles
(e.g. from print journals or online databases). Also, because of
formatting issues with Google Answers, I’m unable to do hanging
indents and italics (journal titles and volume numbers are italicized)
so you’ll need to remember to do that when you create your

I have included more than the 15 articles you requested, as some of
these are not specifically about adolescents. You will notice that
most of these come from “Art Therapy” and “American Journal of Art
Therapy.”  At least 160 libraries carry the former and at least 555
have the latter. It is also possible that your library subscribes to
any of these listed below through a subscription database.

There are also a couple of articles that came from web sites; those
are broken down at the bottom and some further references that may be
of interest.

Backos, A.K. & Pagon, B.E. (1999). Finding a voice: Art therapy with
female adolescent sexual abuse survivors. Art Therapy 16(3), 126-132.

Collie, K. & Cubranic, D. (1999). An art therapy solution to a
telehealth problem. Art Therapy 16(4), 186-193.

Dick, T. (2001). Brief group art therapy for acute psychiatric
inpatients. American Journal of Art Therapy, 39, 108-112.

Finn, C.A. (2003). Helping students cope with loss: Incorporating art
into group counseling. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 28,

Hanes, M.J. (2001). Retrospective review in art therapy: Creating a
visual record of the therapeutic process. American Journal of Art
Therapy, 40, 149-160.

Henley, D.R. (2000). Blessings in disguise: Idiomatic expression as a
stimulus in group art therapy with children. Art Therapy: Journal of
the American Art Association, 17, 270-275.

Henley, D.R. (1999). Questioning multiculturalism in art therapy:
Problems with political correctness and censorship. Art Therapy, 16,

Johnson, K. & Parkinson, S. (1999). There’s no point raging on your
own: Using art therapy in groups for people with eating disorders.
Group Analysis, 32(1), 87-96.

Kahn, B.B. (1999). Art therapy with adolescents: Making it work for
school counselors. Professional School Counseling, 2, 291-298.

Kozlowska, K., & Hanney, L. (2001). An art therapy group for children
traumatized by parental violence and separation. Clinical Child
Psychology & Psychiatry, 6, 49-78.

Kwiatkowska, H.Y. (2001). Family art therapy: Experiments with a new
technique. American Journal of Art Therapy, 40, 27-39.

Kymiss, P., Christenson, E., Swanson, A.J., & Orlowski, B. (1996).
Group treatment of adolescent inpatients: A pilot study using a
structured therapy approach. Journal of Child & Adolescent Group
Therapy, 6(1), 45-52.

Maat, M.B. (1997). A group art therapy experience for immigrant
adolescents. American Journal of Art Therapy, 36(1), 11+.

Martin, E. (1997). The symbolic graphic life-line: Integrating the
past and present through graphic imagery. Art Therapy, 14, 261-267.

Mayo, S. (1996). Symbol, metaphor and story: The function of group art
therapy in palliative care. Palliative Medicine, 10, 209-216.

Pifalo, T. (2002). Pulling out the thorns: Art therapy with sexually
abused children and adolescents. Art Therapy, 19, 12-22.

Pontieri, A. (2001). The effect of group art therapy on depressed
mothers and their children. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art
Therapy Association, 18, 148-157.

Prager, A. (1995). Pediatric art therapy: Strategies and applications.
Art Therapy, 12, 32-38.

Reynolds, M.W., Nabors, L., & Quinlan, A. The effectiveness of art
therapy: Does it
work? Art Therapy, 17, 207-213.

Riley, S. (2001). Art therapy with adolescents. The Western Journal of
Medicine, 175(1), 54+. Retrieved August 23, 2003, from

Swan-Foster, N., Lawlor, M., Scott, L., Angel, D., Ruiz, C.M., & Mana,
M. (2001). Inside an art therapy group: the student perspective. The
Arts in Psychotherapy, 28, 161-174.

Vick, R.N. (1999). Utilizing prestructured art elements in brief group
art therapy with adolescents. Art Therapy, 16(2), 68-77.

Hill, M.A. (n.d.). Healing grief through art: Art therapy bereavement
group workshops. Retrieved August 23, 2003, from

Payne, H. (n.d.). Arts therapies and psychotherapy training: An
international survey. Retrieved August 23, 2003, from

You may also find these articles listed on this site’s pages of

Art Therapy Research Articles

Art Therapy Research Articles Online
Searched several indexes and databases limiting to peer-reviewed
journals and using terms
“group art therapy” 
“group art therapy” AND adolescen*
“art therapy” AND adolescent*
“art therapy” AND group
Google search:
“group art therapy” 
“group art therapy”

I hope this answers your question. If you require additional
information or if the links do not work, please ask for clarification
before rating my answer and I’ll do my best to assist you.

yellowdandelion-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
very helpful - very relevant articles on a not-so-easy-to-find topic!  thank you!

Subject: Re: art therapy journal articles
From: luciaphile-ga on 24 Aug 2003 10:39 PDT
Thanks for the compliment and the nice tip!

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