Assessment in the Creative Arts Therapies: Designing and by Stephen Snow, Miranda D'Amico

By Stephen Snow, Miranda D'Amico

This booklet addresses essentially the most dynamic, advanced, and not easy components within the box of inventive arts remedies. it's the results of seven years of analysis into the complicated query of ways arts media may be tailored, established, and applied as review instruments. by means of tackling the tricky difficulties of passable review, the authors provide a scientist-practitioner version for artistic arts professions now not formerly to be had. In each one bankruptcy dedicated to one of many inventive arts treatments, they light up the method of constructing instruments that use arts media, developing them below real-world stipulations, thereby encouraging readers to contemplate how they could equally continue of their personal endeavors. The middle of the e-book, dedicated to constructing and utilizing evaluation, makes use of instruments that have been verified at the comparable inhabitants of adults with highbrow disabilities/developmental disabilities that were receiving cures over a three-year interval, therefore making an allowance for comparisons of development on each one evaluation degree and throughout modalities through the years. Case experiences in each one bankruptcy clarify the longitudinal growth of individuals as measured by way of the instruments. necessary, too, is the inclusion of operational definitions, scripts, checklists, scoring sheets, and statistical analyses, in addition to targeted bankruptcy appendices. The ebook is intended to strengthen the advance of overview instruments through and for inventive arts therapists in all modalities. it truly is intended to aid scholars in addition to pros; accordingly, a technical word list is supplied. using this article is going to reduction tremendously in integrating study into the tradition of the inventive arts remedies professions via delivering a practical version of the connection among study and perform.

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The Arts in Psychotherapy, 15, 5–10. Buhler, C. (1951). The World Test: Manual of directions. Journal of Child Psychiatry, 2, 69–81. Burns, R. (1987). Kinetic-House-Tree-Person technique. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Cates, J. A. (1999). The art of assessment in psychology: Ethics, expertise, and validity. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55, 631–641. Centre for the Arts in Human Development. (2006). Feedback & publicity. Montréal, Québec, Canada. Cohen, B. (2004). Foreword. In S. ), Tools of the trade: A therapist’s guide to art therapy assessments (pp.

We hope the following chapters will inspire readers to learn more about creating, adapting, and implementing assessment tools based in arts media, just as this whole research project has inspired each of us to more fully appreciate the assessment process. Notes 1. “Standardization” is used in two different ways in our text. The first is in the sense described in the text concerning a “standardized test,” which according to Feder and Feder (1998): “. . tasks must be as close as possible to identical for all the subjects in the standardization group and for all the subjects who will take the same test afterwards” (p.

To enhance people’s personal well-being and to reduce their exclusion from the societal mainstream” (p. 3). As many have pointed out (Lustig & Chowder, 2000; DeStephano, 1990), QOL is the ultimate outcome measure for rehabilitation and mental health programs (D’Amico & Snow, 2003). This QOL paradigm is prevalent Facing the Challenges of Assessment 21 in the field of developmental disability. D’Amico has made QOL her predominant research frame beginning with the evaluation of our participants’ self-esteem and self-concept and later as it related to our development of the assessment tools discussed above.

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