Art vitamins from the art therapeutic association: psychological assistance project for the population during the Covid-19 pandemic

- Вознесенська, Олена Леонідівна (orcid.org/0000-0002-1273-0049) (2020) Art vitamins from the art therapeutic association: psychological assistance project for the population during the Covid-19 pandemic Простір арт-терапії, 2 (28). pp. 4-21. ISSN 2310-3159

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Abstract

The article analyzes the experience of the implementation of the volunteer online project of psychological assistance to the population «Art-vitamins from the All-Ukrainian Art Therapeutic Association», organized by the AllUkrainian Art Therapeutic Association during the Covid-19 pandemic. The features and contexts of online art therapy work are highlighted, which are associated with the functions of art therapist: security / privacy – securing boundaries in the online art therapeutic space; therapeutic contact – proximity / distance; feedback on the client's arts: «infeeling». The methodological principles of online art therapy group work are considered. The features of «quarantine life» and the needs of recipients of psychological services are defined. The directions of art therapy assistance to the population have been determined: therapeutic groups; publishing media content of various kinds on Facebook; professional development for mental health specialists. An analysis of the demographic indicators of service recipients for the project, the dynamics of interactions with the Facebook page over two months (AprilMay 2020), content (six types defined), made it possible to find out the types of art therapy assistance most appropriate to the situation. «Art Marathon», as the most successful online event, is viewed as a media art therapy technique through focusing on the creativity of clients, posting creative products on the network and getting feedback. Art marathons can provide a client's transition from the consumer level of media culture to the highest – creative. Highlighted the best online therapy practices: 1) short videos (not live), which in terms of content should be creative and educational; 2) activities related to the clients' own creativity, the timing of tasks, the location of creativity products on the network and receiving feedback. It is concluded that in order to preserve the mental health of the population during self-isolation, such types of activities that contain a creative component and the ability to share their own creative experience with others are most adequate, have a sign of asynchrony. Asynchronous sessions have proven to be more convenient for mental health professionals than Zoom conferences and live broadcasts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: art therapy assistance, Covid-19 pandemic, online art therapy, media art therapy
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 304 Social questions. Social practice. Cultural practice. Way of life (Lebensweise)
Divisions: The Institute of Social and Political Psychology > Department of Psychology of Mass Communication and Media Education
Depositing User: Лаборант Д.Б. Говорун
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2024 09:33
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 09:33
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/740270

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