Mother and Child Art Therapy Using Instant Photography: a Case Study of a Mother and Child Redefining their Relationship and Themselves

Mother and Child Art Therapy Using Instant Photography: a Case Study of a Mother and Child Redefining their Relationship and Themselves

Mother and Child Art Therapy Using Instant Photography: a Case Study of a Mother and Child Redefining their Relationship and Themselves

Mother and Child Art Therapy Using Instant Photography: a Case Study of a Mother and Child Redefining their Relationship and Themselvess

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Référence bibliographique [5816]

Foster, Emily Wickwire. 2001. «Mother and Child Art Therapy Using Instant Photography: a Case Study of a Mother and Child Redefining their Relationship and Themselves». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département de thérapies par les arts.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This study explores the use of instant photography (Polaroid photographs, using Spectra, Polaroid 600, and Izone cameras) with mixed media as tools for promoting ego streght, self-identity and improved communication between parent/child dyad. » (p. 2)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Case study (mother/child)

Instruments :
Instant photography

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


« This study is an exploration of the use of instant photography with a dyadic (paired) art therapy treatment of a single mother and her pro-latency female child. This study is not meant as a census of the dynamic and growing field of paired mother and child therapies. Emphasis is placed upon the process and the results of including photography within therapy sessions. The historical use of photography within therapy, and the discipline of phototherapy are described as they relate to Erikson’s Developmental stages, and Object Relations theory as defined by Winnicott, and Klein (Erikson, 1950, Winnicott, 1971, Mitchell & Black, 1995). The works of Selma Fraiberg (1975) and Maude Mannoni (1970) regarding the treatment of mothers and children serve as guiding constructs for the case study. Melanie Klein’s theories (Mitchell & Black, 1995) are incorporated with regard to the mother’s bulimic tendencies, and the daughter’s developmental stages. The results of the use of instant photographic work within art therapy sessions are described with examples. A case summary and conclusion with respect to the therapeutic progress of the dyad and the perceived influence of instant photography are included. However, because of the exploratory nature of the use of instant photography with mother and child art therapy, the conclusions relate specifically to the case study dyad. Finally, future implications of photography within therapy are discussed with relation to specific aspects for future study. » (p. v)