This study aims to start a discussion around describing art therapy practice for Australian adults with trauma, from the perspective of practising Australian art therapists. A survey of 51 therapists was conducted. The results indicate that Australian art therapists’ practice for trauma is comparable to art therapists internationally and that restricting practice by developing strict prescribed guidelines would not suit this highly client-tailored practice. However, an overarching framework to guide practice and standardised reporting of art therapy practice for trauma is needed to ensure consistency and to deliver best client outcomes. Implications and recommendations are discussed.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||The Journal of Creative Arts Therapies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2021|
- Art therapy
- Clinical practice