Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582829
Title:
Unpacking gender in art therapy: The elephant at the art therapy easel
Authors:
Hogan, Susan ( 0000-0002-2251-8586 ) ; Cornish, Shelagh
Abstract:
A national survey of registered art therapists in Britain was undertaken to create both quantitative and qualitative data about how ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation influence the therapeutic relationship. A tick-box scale was used alongside more open questions. This article presents the initial findings of the research and will focus on gender issues in the art therapy relationship; it will elucidate some of the ways in which art therapists conceptualise gender in the therapeutic alliance. The research indicates that the overwhelming majority of art therapists think that their own gender is very important to the therapeutic encounter. The personal preference of the client, personal history and presenting issues, which may be gender related, are highlighted by both male and female respondents. Art therapists seek to be aware and non-judgemental regarding gender. An interesting finding highlights that the transference gender might not correspond to the biological sex, suggesting that some art therapists have a ‘mobile’ understanding of gender, and are keen not to foreclose conceptual possibilities because of gender. This would also seem to indicate a permeation of postmodernist ideas into art therapy thinking.
Affiliation:
University of Derby,; Health & Social Care Research Centre
Citation:
Hogan, S., Cornish, S. (2014) 'Unpacking gender in art therapy: The elephant at the art therapy easel', International Journal of Art Therapy, 19 (3):122
Journal:
International Journal of Art Therapy
Issue Date:
28-Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/582829
DOI:
10.1080/17454832.2014.961494
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17454832.2014.961494
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
Vol. 19.; Issue 3.
ISSN:
1745-4832; 1745-4840
Appears in Collections:
Department of Therapeutic Practice

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorCornish, Shelaghen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-27T14:51:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-27T14:51:19Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10-28en
dc.identifier.citationHogan, S., Cornish, S. (2014) 'Unpacking gender in art therapy: The elephant at the art therapy easel', International Journal of Art Therapy, 19 (3):122en
dc.identifier.issn1745-4832en
dc.identifier.issn1745-4840en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17454832.2014.961494en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/582829en
dc.description.abstractA national survey of registered art therapists in Britain was undertaken to create both quantitative and qualitative data about how ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation influence the therapeutic relationship. A tick-box scale was used alongside more open questions. This article presents the initial findings of the research and will focus on gender issues in the art therapy relationship; it will elucidate some of the ways in which art therapists conceptualise gender in the therapeutic alliance. The research indicates that the overwhelming majority of art therapists think that their own gender is very important to the therapeutic encounter. The personal preference of the client, personal history and presenting issues, which may be gender related, are highlighted by both male and female respondents. Art therapists seek to be aware and non-judgemental regarding gender. An interesting finding highlights that the transference gender might not correspond to the biological sex, suggesting that some art therapists have a ‘mobile’ understanding of gender, and are keen not to foreclose conceptual possibilities because of gender. This would also seem to indicate a permeation of postmodernist ideas into art therapy thinking.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 19.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 3.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17454832.2014.961494en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Art Therapyen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectSexen
dc.subjectArt therapyen
dc.subjectArts in healthen
dc.titleUnpacking gender in art therapy: The elephant at the art therapy easelen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derby,en
dc.contributor.departmentHealth & Social Care Research Centreen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Art Therapyen
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