Evaluation of a school-based creative arts therapy programme for adolescents from refugee backgrounds
Quinlan, Rosalind, Schweitzer, Robert D., Khawaja, Nigar, & Griffin, Jane (2016) Evaluation of a school-based creative arts therapy programme for adolescents from refugee backgrounds. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 47, pp. 72-78.
Creative arts therapy programs have been identified as effective interventions with adolescents affected by adversity. The current study provided a controlled trial of creative arts therapy to address the psychosocial needs of students from refugee backgrounds. Forty-two students participated in a therapy trial, comprising an intervention and control group. Mental health and behavioural difficulties were assessed pre and post intervention. Hopkins Symptoms Checklist-25 (HSCL-25) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) were used to assess wellbeing. Findings suggested an effect for a reduction in behavioural difficulties for the treatment group. A significant reduction in emotional symptoms was found for the treatment group. Findings provide empirical support for school-based creative arts therapy interventions specific to refugee young people.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||refugee, adolescent, creative arts therapy, music therapy, creative expression|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2015 23:47|
|Last Modified:||16 May 2016 03:03|
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