Analyzing pictorial artifacts from psychotherapy and art therapy when overcoming stress and trauma

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

15 Citations (Scopus)


This process based article tries to zoom into the need for assessment tools from a wider perspective to come to a preliminary understanding of what to analyze in relation to overcome traumatization and dissociation. The article wants to discuss and build understanding on what we ought to look for in pictorial artifacts related overcome traumatization and dissociation. After an introduction to psychotraumatology and it’s adaptions to creative arts therapy and art therapy, a literature review on assessment tools in art therapy, which can be applicable for measuring overcome traumatization, will be addressed. The need of a multi-dimensional tool for analysis of pictorial artifacts done in therapy is asked for and the needed components are briefly sketched. Finally the value of pictorial artifacts, made by clients in psycho-social interventions, as valid “windows” of implicit change-processes will be discussed.
Translated title of the contributionAnalyse af billeder fra psykoterapi eller kunstterapi i arbejde med stress og traumer
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Arts in Psychotherapy
Pages (from-to)56-68
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2017

Cite this