Making Meaning Out of Intersectionality Through Expressive Arts Therapy: A Case Study

  • Man-Kit Kwong International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Hong Kong, China
Keywords: intersectionality, existential, Expressive Arts therapy, meaning-making, Chinese

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2020) 6(2):127–140 DOI: 10.15212/CAET/2020/6/24

Making Meaning Out of Intersectionality Through Expressive Arts Therapy: A Case Study

透過表達藝術治療從多元交織身份中建構意義:個案研究

Abstract

This paper illustrates how Expressive Arts therapy within a depth psychotherapy perspective helps one to face a heightened awareness of the four existential givens of life: death, isolation, freedom, and meaninglessness. The case of a mainland Chinese gay man, recently diagnosed with HIV, demonstrates how his intersectional identities come into play throughout the therapeutic process of meaning-making. Guided meditation and relaxation through listening to music, drawing, improvisation using the voice and the body, psychodrama techniques, story writing and Chinese calligraphy, which combines writing and drawing, all highlight the role of intermodal arts in igniting and deepening the process.

Keywords: intersectionality, existential, Expressive Arts therapy, meaning-making, Chinese

摘要

本文章說明表達藝術治療在深度心理治療的角度下如何幫助個案面對獲提高覺察的人生四大終極關懷 – 死亡、孤立、自由及無意義。一位新確診感染愛滋病病毒的中國內地的男同志個案將展示多元交織身份在意義建構的治療過程中如何發揮作用。聆聽音樂下導引冥想及放鬆、繪畫、聲線及身體的即興、心理劇技巧、故事創作及結合寫作和繪畫的中國書法突顯跨藝術媒介如何點燃和深化過程。

關鍵字:多元交織性,存在主義,表達藝術治療,意義建構,華人

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2021-02-01
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Kwong, M.-K. (2021). Making Meaning Out of Intersectionality Through Expressive Arts Therapy: A Case Study. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), Pages 127-. Retrieved from https://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet/article/view/257
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