Integrated Art Therapy for Children with Problem Behaviors: Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Intelligence, and Well-Being
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This study aimed to explore the effects of integrated art therapy on depression, anxiety, emotional intelligence, and well-being in children with problem behaviors. For this purpose, 30 children (grades 3-6 elementary students) were selected to receive experiments at the S Children’s Family Counseling Center in Y City, J province, with 15 students randomly assigned to the experimental group to receive an integrated art therapy program, and another 15 students assigned to the control experimental group to receive a fine art therapy program. The therapies in both groups continued from August 23 to October 25, 2019, once a week, a total of 10 times in each group. The experimental results showed that the scores of depression and anxiety decreased, and the scores of emotional intelligence and well-being increased in both groups after the art treatment programs.
Art Therapy; Depression; Anxiety; Emotional Intelligence; Well-Being; Children with Problem Behaviors