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Title: The Multicultural Education of Art Therapists and How They Develop A Multicultural Identity: A Literature Based Study
Authors: Ellis, Elizabeth Vail
Keywords: Art Therapy;Identity;Multiculturalism
Issue Date: 27-Oct-2009
Abstract: The objective of this study was to understand the current status of counselor, creative arts therapist and art therapist multicultural education—specifically student development of personal multicultural identity; and to propose an educational intervention tool to aid in the advancement of art therapy student multicultural identity development. Information that was analyzed describing the population of the United States, racism, societal oppression, race and counseling, multicultural counseling education and creative arts therapy education informed a presentation of literature about art therapy education as it relates to self-education and specific methods of instruction in counseling and art therapy education. The investigation helped develop the experiential art task proposed in the discussion chapter. The major findings of this literature-based study include a collection of criticism about multicultural education of counselors within the context of a pluralistic society. Current literature suggests that more multicultural education leads to more developed multicultural counseling competency. Literature emphasizes multicultural identity development and its critical role in the ability of a professional to competently practice multicultural counseling. This study encountered several limitations bound by the type and amount of research available involving counseling, creative arts therapy and art therapy multicultural education. The scope of this thesis limits the depth of exploration of other forms of social identity, and has investigated racism and counseling in detail. Also, possible inadvertent omission of some pertinent literature by the researcher must be included. No one has an objective point of view when talking about race So the literature reviewed and opinions presented in this study are shaped by inherent bias because this is a society and world where everyone is racially situated (Miller & Garran, 2008).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3139
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