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Creating an Art Therapy Anger Management Protocol for Male Inmates Through a Collaborative Relationship.
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PMID:  21862527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A training partnership was established with the Florida Department of Corrections in 2003, and over the ensuing years, art therapy graduate student interns from Florida State University's Graduate Art Therapy Program have been placed in local prisons at different times. Recently, the art therapy interns worked closely with the supervising psychologist in one prison to alleviate and redirect aggression by integrating cognitive-behavioral techniques with art therapy directives. The art therapy interns and the psychologist developed a curriculum using a combination of workbook exercises and art tasks to develop and increase the participants' anger management skills, the Art Therapy Anger Management Protocol. This article provides an overview of art therapy in prison, the cognitive-behavioral approach to anger management with prison inmates, and how art therapy was used to support this approach. Examples of completed art tasks designed to correspond with the workbook curriculum are presented. Overall, this article presents the successful collaboration between the psychologist and art therapists and demonstrates how they facilitated improvement in the participants' anger management skills through this program.
Mary J Breiner; Laura Tuomisto; Elizabeth Bouyea; David E Gussak; Dean Aufderheide
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6933     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333601     Medline TA:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Wakulla Correctional Institution, Crawfordville, FL, USA.
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