Art Therapy, Stress, and Mental Health
Master of Arts in Art Therapy
This research study investigated the benefits of a one-time art therapy workshop with mental health care providers who worked with children that had experienced trauma. The research took place at a behavioral health clinic in Ohio under the supervision of a facilitating counselor and art therapist employed there, with a total of 13 participants. The researcher evaluated the efficacy of the group art therapy workshop. An analysis of the data indicated three overarching themes. These included reduced feelings of stress, recommending art therapy to others, and apprehension with art materials.