Art Therapy with Stroke Patients

J. Gonen, H. Ring, M. Stern, N. Soroker

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This article describes the aims, tools, and techniques of art therapy in the treatment of adult stroke patients. Sixty-five patients admitted for initial inpatient rehabilitation after acute stroke were treated either individually (15 patients) or as part of a group (50 patients). The patients' ability to cope with the different experiences and exercises was examined, and improvements in their self-image, self-acceptance, and quality of interpersonal relationships were assessed. Beneficial effects were noted by both therapist and patients. However, sensitive assessment tools are yet to be developed for determining the specific contribution of art therapy in the general rehabilitation milieu.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-44
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992


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