Date of Award
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
The purpose of this research was to explore cultural similarities and differences that could be found from analyzing the images of the Kinetic Family Drawing and their accompanying narratives. The current literature on the Kinetic Family Drawing as an assessment tool and the literature on the role of culture in psychotherapy were examined. The researchers have collected Kinetic Family Drawing images and narratives from groups of college students from the United States and groups of college students from two different areas in Mexico. Participants were asked to perform the Kinetic Family Drawing, title the drawing, write a brief narrative about the drawing, and list any cultural affiliations that may aid in contextualizing the drawing. Researchers used the Kinetic Family Drawings and the accompanying narratives collected to look for similarities and differences in perceptions of family among the different cultures and the ways in which environment and culture may impact family and family perceptions
Baxter, Kathleen Deanna; Uy, Sharon Brooke; and Yun, Stella Mina, "A Cross-Cultural Exploration Into Kinetic Family Drawings" (2015). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 146.