TITLE

Art herapy for Chronic Pain: Applications and Future Directions

AUTHOR(S)
Angheluta, Anne-Marie; Lee, Bonnie K.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy / Revue Canadien;2011, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chronic pain is acknowledged as a phenomenological experience resulting from biological, psychological, and social interactions. Consequently, treatment for this complex and debilitating health phenomenon is often approached from multidisciplinary and biopsycho social perspectives. One approach to treating chronic pain involves implementing mind-body treatments such as art therapy. Art therapy for chronic pain is a nascent area of study, and this literature review endeavours to (a) evaluate the quality of literature investigating this area, (b) discuss how art therapy and other creative arts therapies treated the bio psycho social dimensions of chronic pain, and (c) identify challenges and future directions for research on this topic.
ACCESSION #
79790183

 

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