Where it’s Cool to be Kitty: an art therapy group for young people with mental health issues using origami and mindfulness
- EDWARDS Claire, HEGERTY Sarah
- Journal article citation:
- Social Work with Groups, 41(1-2), 2018, pp.151-164.
- Taylor and Francis
- Place of publication:
- Philadelphia, USA
This article describes an innovative art therapy group intervention for adolescent girls age 14 to 16 with mental health problems. The group takes place in a community mental health clinic and uses origami and mindfulness to provide a safe, therapeutic space. Participant feedback reveals positive outcomes, demonstrating helpful changes to mood and feelings after group participation. Results suggest origami to be a useful art therapy activity with this population. (Publisher abstract)