The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 22
Page No. 5509 - 5515

Female Teenage Delinquent’s Experiences of Expressive Arts Therapy

Authors : A.S.M. Sh. Marzety Adibah, K. Jusoff and M.S. Nor Shakirah

Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the female teenage delinquent’s experiences of expressive arts therapy group counselling. This research uses a qualitative phenomenology method. Ten female teenagers involved in delinquent behaviour are purposely chosen as the participants. The participant’s ages were between 16 and 18. Each of the participants went through eight sessions of group expressive art therapy, deep interview, observation and diary writing. The analysis produced six themes: Incentive for creativity, emotional release, opportunity, awareness, art and healing and self-discovery. The findings indicated that the expressive arts therapy has given meanings to the participant’s lives. This study implies that the usage of therapy in the process to understand the life experiences of the participants comprehensively and holistically.

How to cite this article:

A.S.M. Sh. Marzety Adibah, K. Jusoff and M.S. Nor Shakirah, 2016. Female Teenage Delinquent’s Experiences of Expressive Arts Therapy. The Social Sciences, 11: 5509-5515.

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