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dc.contributor.authorMcKnight, Diane
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-02T22:14:21Z
dc.date.available2022-02-02T22:14:21Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.smwc.edu/handle/20.500.12770/415
dc.description.abstractCurrently, no professional art therapy literature has been found that focuses on spirituality issues within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) population. A phenomenological art-based qualitative research study was conducted in a group format. The purpose of the pilot study was to obtain information on how the LGBTQ population experience spirituality and to explore how it might be tied to internalized homophobia/shame and the process of self-identity integration. A total of four, spiritualityfocused art therapy interventions were conducted during two sessions. Research data included the participant’s art, written responses to the art, researcher observations, and participant’s answers to a feedback form. The data was analyzed according to Moustaka’s (1994) methods and procedures for phenomenological analysis. This pilot study adds to the body of professional literature enabling art therapists to recognize the importance of providing spirituality-focused art therapy interventions that may help the LGBTQ population reduce their internalized homophobia and to provide opportunities for forming a more positive and integrated self-identity.en_US
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dc.subjectArt therapyen_US
dc.subjectSexual minorities--Religious lifeen_US
dc.titleClaiming and Embracing Our Spirit: The Relationship Between Spirituality, Internalized Homophobia, and Self-Identity within the LGBTQ Communityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreenameMaster of Arts in Art Therapyen_US


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