Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Filmmaking as artistic inquiry: An examination of ceramic art therapy in a maximum-security forensic psychiatric facility
by Duckrow Fonda, Serena, Ph.D., Lesley University, 2017, 134; 10263229
Abstract (Summary)

This Art-Based Research (ABR) illuminates the power of creativity to inspire and heal people living in a maximum-security forensic psychiatric hospital. The study comprises: the individual and group artwork from the Collaborative Ceramic Art Therapy Studio with thirteen participants; a culminating thirteen-minute film found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PytlFZVvlig, Conversations in Clay: Creativity, Collaboration, and Community; an artistic inquiry and examination of the project footage; and a discussion of how the therapeutic filmmaking process helped capture the essential therapeutic elements of clay, filmmaking, and the art therapy studio environment.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McNiff, Shaun
Commitee: Forinash, Michele, Kossak, Mitchell, Moon, Bruce
School: Lesley University
Department: Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences
School Location: United States -- Massachusetts
Source: DAI-B 78/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Fine arts, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Art therapy, Art-based research, Ceramics, Clay, Film, State hospital
Publication Number: 10263229
ISBN: 9781369668070
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