Elkis-Abuhoff, D. L., Gaydos, M., Rose, S., & Goldblatt, R. (2010). The impact of education and exposure on art therapist identity and perception. Art Therapy, 27(3), 119-126.
In this article, the authors address how instructors and on-site supervisors can enhance the development of professional identities for coming generations of art therapists. The authors argue that art therapy students who enter the program with a lack of prior contact with a patient population have a difficult time trying to create their identities as professional art therapists. The researchers conducted a study using 21 art therapy students asking them to draw how they viewed their patients and vice versa. Results from the stu
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