Mākslas terapeitu pašpalīdzības stratēģiju specifika

Translated title of the contribution: Specifics of Arts Therapists’ Self-Care Strategies

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

18 Downloads (Pure)


Covid-19 pandemic poses significant increase in hazards to professionals’ health and well-being in the helping professions. Thus, their ability to provide compassionate and effective care to the population is at risk. Self-care is one of available resources that can strengthen mental health and promote psychological resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The study aimed to explore arts therapists’ self-care strategies and their specifics compared with those of other psychological help providers and functional specialists. Based on Self-Care Strategies Questionnaire, a survey was conducted between March 2021 and January 2022. Following two instructions, respondents assessed 63 self-care activities by their importance and attainability. All items were rated on a 4-point Likert scale. The sample of 289 respondents comprised 73 arts therapists, 159 other psychological help providers and 57 other functional specialists. Although the assessment of arts therapists’ self-care strategies revealed a high degree of heterogeneity, in all of strategies importance was scored significantly higher compared with attainability. Six out of 14 self-care strategies and one separate activity revealed statistically significant differences between arts therapists’ and other functional specialists’ self-care strategies. There was no significant difference indicated between arts therapists’ and psychological help providers’ self-care strategies.
Translated title of the contributionSpecifics of Arts Therapists’ Self-Care Strategies
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationSabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība = Society. Integration. Education
Subtitle of host publicationstarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = proceedings of the international scientific conference
EditorsSvetlana Ušča, Līga Danilāne, Karīne Laganovska, Daina Znotiņa
Place of PublicationRēzekne
PublisherRēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event16th International Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2022 - Rezekne Academy of Technology, Rezekne, Latvia
Duration: 27 May 202228 May 2022
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
PublisherRezekne Academy of Technologies
ISSN (Print)1691-5887
ISSN (Electronic)2256-0629


Conference16th International Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2022
Abbreviated titleSIE2022
Internet address


  • arts therapists
  • attainability
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • functional specialist
  • importance
  • psychological help providers
  • self-care

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


Dive into the research topics of 'Specifics of Arts Therapists’ Self-Care Strategies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this