The effects of an expressive arts therapy group on female counselors-in-training: A qualitative study
The current study sought to explore the effects of an expressive arts therapy group on female counselors-in-training. The current study involved six female counseling graduate students participating in an expressive arts group. Various expressive arts activities were introduced across 13 weeks. Group members recorded their experiences from the group experience weekly in a reflective journal. Using qualitative methods the results indicated that (1) the group progressed through group stages; (2) the outcome of participating in expressive arts activities was consistent with previous research on the benefits of expressive arts therapies; and (3) female counselors-in-training noted counselor development effects as found in previous research. The results from the current study lend itself to promoting an optimum counselor training model and use of creative techniques in counselor development.
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
and reflective journal, Counselor training, creative arts therapies, experiential, expressive, group counseling
Keller-Dupree, Elizabeth A., and Kristi L. Perryman. "The effects of an expressive arts therapy group on female counselors-in-training: A qualitative study." Journal of Poetry Therapy 26, no. 4 (2013): 223-235.
Journal of Poetry Therapy