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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Title: Brief Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders.
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Name(s): Morris, Frances, author
Rosal, Marcia, professor directing thesis
Gussak, David, committee member
Anderson, Tom, committee member
Department of Art Education, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Using a single subject research design, two university students, one with Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia (PDA) and one with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), received seven individual, one-hour sessions incorporating art therapy components into a model of brief cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and panic. Sessions in the GAD case were conducted through Internet video chats. Foci of therapy included: psychoeducation, identification and development of support systems, breathing retraining, cognitive restructuring, interoceptive exposure, in vivo exposure, and relapse prevention. Outcomes on symptoms of both disorders were measured using daily self-report ratings completed by both participants. Panic frequency and some features of fear of fear (panic expectancy and expected aversiveness) and agoraphobia (amount of avoidance) were significantly reduced in Case 1 with PDA. Reductions in other measures of fear of fear (maximum fear of panic) and agoraphobia (agoraphobic anxiety) were marginally significant in Case 1 as was reduction in general anxiety in Case 2 with GAD. There was no significant change in general anxiety in Case 1 or general feelings of goodness in either case.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-7518 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Art Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: June 20, 2013.
Keywords: cognitive behavioral art therapy, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Marcia Rosal, Professor Directing Thesis; David Gussak, Committee Member; Tom Anderson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Arts -- Study and teaching
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7518
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Morris, F. (2013). Brief Cognitive Behavioral Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-7518