Date of Award
Spring May 2012
Campus Access only Research Projects
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
This paper explores the psychological concept of identity and how popular culture may be used as a theme in art therapy for exploring and repairing life story. The literature review defines identity from varying perspectives with emphasis on awareness of parallels between popular culture and the client’s personal story. These parallels may offer art therapists a framework of images and memories useful specifically to exploring identity development with clients. The case study places client’s identity into the context of popular culture unique to the experiences of the client at varying life stages.
Branca, Andrea, "Identity and Popular Culture In Art Therapy" (2012). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 100.