This honors college thesis is about how art therapy can impact depression and/or anxiety with Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI). Traumatic Brain Injury is a direct blow or penetrating object to the head that was caused by acceleration, deceleration or direct force. TBI can impact quality of life emotionally, physicality and their cognition. Depression is one of the most common diagnosis within TBI clients, about thirty-three percent of the population are diagnosed with depression post one year from their accidents (Driskell, Starosta, & Brenner, 2016). Anxiety is the second most common diagnosis within TBI clients. The art therapy interventions that are developed will be using paint, collage, and nature/tactile materials. The therapeutic benefits from each of these directives may help promote relaxation, reduce tension and increase self-expression, promote a sense of achievement and self-empowerment.
Traumatic Brain Injury, depression, anxiety
Year of Completion
Seung Yeon Lee
Flores, Guadalupe, "Therapeutic Benefits of Art Therapy with Adults who have Traumatic Brain Injury with Depression and/or Anxiety" (2017). Undergraduate Honors College Theses 2016-. 10.