Comparing the effectiveness of art therapy on depression and locus of control of male and female inmates

  title={Comparing the effectiveness of art therapy on depression and locus of control of male and female inmates},
  author={David E. Gussak},
  journal={Arts in Psychotherapy},
  • D. Gussak
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Psychology, Law
  • Arts in Psychotherapy

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  • D. Gussak
  • Psychology
    International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology
  • 2007
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