Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Using mandalas to support grieving female adolescents: A case study
by Coar, Holly, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 100; 1486300
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this case study was to examine how artistic activities and creating mandalas help facilitate the emotional support of 14 female high school students who experienced the death of a family member. The group participated in 8 sessions that were designed to use art as the expression of emotions and allowed them to acknowledge and gain an understanding of their feelings of loss. The group developed a visual language of colors and shapes and applied them to their ceramic mandala tiles. The students permanently mounted the tiles on a school wall which provides them with a place for reflection. The results of this study indicate that this type of program could be helpful for grieving adolescents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Silveria, Carlos
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Secondary education, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1486300
ISBN: 978-1-124-24301-6
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