Mākslas terapeitu pašpalīdzības stratēģiju specifika

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

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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
Pages (from-to)828-845
Number of pages18
JournalSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
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


  • 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


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