Art therapy group for child survivors of abusive homes: the therapist's guide

Abstract Art Therapy Group for Child Survivors of Abusive Homes: The Therapist's Guide By: Tracy Gilmour Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy The purpose of this project is to provide clinicians with a guide for implementing group therapy treatment, for children and families who have experienced physical and emotional abuse in the home. This project will provide clinicians with relevant research regarding the prevalence of child physical and emotional abuse, the effects of trauma, and methods for treating this population. This project details a structured session-by-session format, to aid clinicians in facilitating this type of group. While this project provides clinicians with suggestions and guidelines, the project also allows room for clinicians to be creative, tweaking the session materials as clinicians see fit. The goal of this project is to be a clinical tool for clinicians to add to their clinical skillset.