A case study of the person centered art therapy for improving sexual victimized adolescent's emotional stability, ego-resiliency, self-esteem

성폭력피해 청소년의 정서안정감, 자아탄력성, 자아존중감 향상을 위한 인간중심미술치료 사례연구

  • Sug-Min, Lee (Wonkwang Univ. Graduate School of health and Complementary Medicine(Childcare Information Center)) ;
  • Soon, Song (Wonkwang Univ. Dept. of Family and Child welfare(Institute for Better Living))
  • 이숙민 (원광대학교 동서보완의학대학원) ;
  • 송순 (원광대학교 사회과학대학 가정아동복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.11.22
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


This study was to examine how Art Therapy affected improving Self-Esteem and Ego-Resiliency, Emotional Stability of Sexual Victimized Adolescent. The subject was the middle school student girl, 3th grades(15year old). She was suffered from sexual assault she was lack of self-confidence and suffered difficulty in daily life. Individual Art Therapy was performed once a week for 60 minutes and for 20 periods. Emotional Stability, Self-Resilience, Self-Esteem were performed pre-post test to verify the effectiveness of the program. The results obtained after Art Therapy were as follows. Firstly, The Self-Esteem score improved to post- 35 points from pre-16points. The Ego-Resiliency score improved to post-133points from pre- 63 points. The Emotional Stability score changed to a post-ex-post 96 score with a score of 110 as a positive effect. Secondly, the subject in the whole process of Art Therapy were formed intimacy with the researchers, able to heal painful scars while expressing inner feelings in a stable psychological state. Through the creative activities, she became confident and had positive thoughts about his future. Even though, this program focused to prevent PTSD. So the subjects needs to participate follow up program to treat depression, anxiety, nerveless be caused by sexual assault.


Supported by : Wonkwang University


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