Art Therapy Research – A Survey

Art Therapy Research – A Survey 2017-07-21T12:37:06+00:00

ART THERAPY WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSERS: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Volume 10, Issue 4, Winter 1983, Pages 251-260 – THE ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

Rosanna W. Moore MA

Reviewing approximately 20 items of literature on art therapy with substance abusers, this article examines addict problems addressed in art therapy, characteristics of artwork by alcoholics and drug abusers, art therapists’ roles and treatment styles, the special techniques, goals, and outcomes of art therapy for this population.

* Rosanna Moore, currently an art therapist at The Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital, Towson, Maryland, worked with substance abusers in art therapy groups at Taylor Manor Hospital in Elliott City, Maryland, and at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC.