The Effects of Group Art Therapy on Mothers of Children With Special Educational Needs

Sau Lai LEE*, Maria Sau Chi Peng

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In this study we explored the effects of group art therapy on the emotional well-being and parental empathy of mothers of children with special educational needs. Eleven mothers of children who were diagnosed with at least 1 kind of special educational need participated in a 16-week program. We hypothesized that the art therapy group would help the mothers improve their emotional well-being and reduce parenting stress in comparison to a control group who received no intervention. The results from weekly ratings, interviews, and artwork supported the 2 hypotheses; however, the results from the questionnaire ratings did not support them. The possible reasons for the inconsistency in results and the limitations of the study are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-19
Number of pages8
JournalArt Therapy
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2017

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Complementary and Manual Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Effects of Group Art Therapy on Mothers of Children With Special Educational Needs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this