An initial investigation into the effectiveness of group therapeutic puppetry with adults with severe mental illness
Greaves, A. 2011. An initial investigation into the effectiveness of group therapeutic puppetry with adults with severe mental illness. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Department of Applied Psychology
Section A explores the role of creative arts therapies (CATs) in assisting recovery from severe mental illness (SMI). It examines the congruence of CATs with recovery models, and critically reviews evidence for the effectiveness of art and drama therapy with adults with mental health problems. It then examines one form of CAT which combines art and drama therapy – therapeutic puppetry. Underlying theoretical models and the existing evidence base with adults with SMI are outlined and critiqued. The review concludes with a summary of proposed arguments and research recommendations.
|Keywords||Mentally ill; Group psychotherapy; Puppets; Single case design; Participant observation; Thematic analysis|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Oct 2011|
|Accepted author manuscript|