The Bodymind Model: A platform for studying the mechanisms of change induced by art therapy.
AffiliationThe Department of Psychiatry and Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 85719.
The Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel 3498838
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CitationThe Bodymind Model: A platform for studying the mechanisms of change induced by art therapy. 2016, 51:63-71 Arts Psychother
JournalThe Arts in psychotherapy
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AbstractThis paper introduces the Bodymind model of Art Therapy and delineates the processes through which it has salutary effects on individuals coping with a variety of health related challenges. The goal of this model is to articulate how activation, reorganization, growth and reintegration of the self can emerge from bodymind processes activated by art therapy. It provides a framework for the conduct of research that will test the key theoretical mechanisms through which art therapy benefits clients. We expect this model to be a spring board for discussion, debate and development of the profession of art therapy. Furthermore, we hope readers can use this model to conduct sound mechanistic studies. This paper can inform social scientists and medical professionals on the manner in which art making can contribute to health.
Note24 month embargo. First available online 3 October 2016
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsR25 CA078447/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States