Where it’s Cool to be Kitty: an art therapy group for young people with mental health issues using origami and mindfulness

Authors:
EDWARDS Claire, HEGERTY Sarah
Journal article citation:
Social Work with Groups, 41(1-2), 2018, pp.151-164.
Publisher:
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)

Subject terms:
arts, art therapy, mental health problems, therapies, groupwork, young people, girls, mindfulness;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
Australia
Link:
Journal home page
DOI:
10.1080/01609513.2016.1258625
ISSN online:
1540-9481
ISSN print:
0160-9513

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