Date of Award
Spring April 2015
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
This qualitative research study examines the use of art therapy as a treatment modality with transgender individuals, as well as provides a brief background into transgender identity, in order to recognize considerations for enhanced care of this population. A semi-structured interview approach was applied with art therapists who have utilized art therapy with transgender clients. This study focuses on areas of identity development, aspects of trauma and transphobia and their effects, treatment approaches, and cultural components to working with transgender individuals. Through this research, a recognition of transgender identity as its own cultural entity was found to be important in providing increased awareness and visibility of transgender treatment concerns.
Schnebelt, Bryan A., "Art Therapy Considerations with Transgender Individuals" (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 154.