Art Therapy for Caretakers - Art Therapy Research

Friday, 28 September 2018 23:52
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Join us for an opportunity to Participate in 
Art Therapy Research

Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25 
November 1, 8
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: Art Access Workshop
230 South 500 West 
Suite 110
SLC, UT 84101
This six-week long art therapy program is open to parent caregivers of children with special needs who would like to use the language of visual art to explore and share their experiences in a safe and supportive group environment. The program is designed by Marina Alexandrescu, an art therapy graduate student at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, as part of her master’s thesis research. Your participation in this group is valuable in shedding light on how art therapy can serve the self-care needs of parent caregivers. No art experience is necessary, and the program is free of charge. The majority of group time will be spent on art making; however, because the program is part of a study, you will also be asked to:  

• Participate in two informal interviews, one prior to the first session and the other at the end of the program 
• Complete two measurement scales, at the beginning and end of each session. One scale contains 25 questions and the other 26. Each scale takes 3-4 minutes to complete. 
• Prior to the start of the first session, fill out a short questionnaire containing 7 questions about your experience as a caregiver. Completion time for the questionnaire is 4-5 minutes.  
• Fill out a 5-question session evaluation questionnaire that takes around 4 minutes to complete at the end of each session

Marina will act as group leader and researcher. Marina received her Master of Visual Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently in her last semester of graduate studies in art therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana. As part of her internship she has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with various populations including substance abuse, mental illness, ADHD and stroke. She is currently leading art therapy groups at the Children’s Center, a mental health clinic specializing in trauma and attachment problems.  

For additional information or if interested in participating, please contact Marina at 
(801) 336-8205 or by email at ‘.

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