The practice of arts therapies in Latvia: findings from a nation-wide survey

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    The aim of this study was to explore arts therapies practice in Latvia, provide comparison between the situation in the four art therapy specializations (dance movement therapy, drama therapy, music therapy and art therapy) covering the following aspects – work environment, client / patient characteristics and theoretical base.
    51 qualified arts therapists participated in the study by filling “European Arts Therapies Survey” developed by Karkou (1998) and updated by Karkou and Zubala (2011). The most common work environment mentioned in results was health service; most frequently employed theoretical approach was eclectic-integrative. The main differences between responses in four disciplines occurred in questions related to theoretical base and principles.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArt theraphy
    Subtitle of host publicationrealities and prospects : Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference
    EditorsNijolė Bražienė
    Place of PublicationŠiauliai
    PublisherSiauliai University
    ISBN (Electronic)978-609-430-186-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • arts therapies
    • art therapy practice
    • working environment
    • client / patient characteristics
    • theoretical base

    Field of Science*

    • 3.3 Health sciences

    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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