Therapeutic Doll Making in Art Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma

  title={Therapeutic Doll Making in Art Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma},
  author={Sonia M. Stace},
  journal={Art Therapy},
  pages={12 - 20}
  • S. Stace
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Medicine
  • Art Therapy
Abstract Therapeutic doll making can hold diverse functions for clients in therapy, particularly for those clients who are working through complex trauma histories. Recent literature pertaining to the treatment of complex trauma suggests that talking treatments have their limits; supplementary therapeutic approaches that focus on sensory, physical, somatic, and body-oriented processes may be necessary. These include art therapy and various expressive modalities such as doll making. This article… Expand
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