The outcome of short-term psychodynamic art therapy compared to short-term psychodynamic verbal therapy for depressed women
2007 (English)In: Psychanalytic Psychotherapy, ISSN 0266-8734, Vol. 21, no 3, 250-264 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The primary aim of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to compare the outcome from two types of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. The participants were thirty-nine women with depression. Half of the participants (n = 18) received art psychotherapy and the other half received verbal psychotherapy (n = 21). Data was collected before and after psychotherapy, and at a 3-month follow-up using self-rating scales and interviewer-based ratings. Results showed that art and verbal psychotherapies were comparable, and at follow-up, the average participant in both groups had few depressive symptoms and stress-related symptoms. The conclusion was that short-term psychodynamic art therapy could be a valuable treatment for depressed women.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2007. Vol. 21, no 3, 250-264 p.
counselling social work, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychological disorders adult, psychotherapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16194DOI: 10.1080/02668730701535610OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16194DiVA: diva2:155867