"Art Therapy Useful To Treat Mental Disease"
ScienceDaily (July 11, 2008) - Elizaberta López Pérez, a Bachelor of
Fine Arts and doctor in Painting at the University of Granada, has
carried out one of the first studies in a Spanish university on the use
of art therapy for the treatment of acute mental sick persons. Her work,
based on psychoanalysis principles, starts from a basic premise: A work
In order to carry out her research work, López Pérez worked for more
than one year with 20 acute mental patients from the Therapeutic
Community of the Northern Area of the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital of
Granada. Those who participated in these sessions took part in them
voluntarily two days a week and they adapted paintings of artists such
as Modigliani, Munch or Van Gogh, offering their own vision.
Dr. Craig Fees, RMSA
Institute for the History and Work of Therapeutic Environments
"A research and study centre of the University of Birmingham
Hosted by the Planned Environment Therapy Trust"
Planned Environment Therapy Trust Archive and Study Centre
Toddington near Cheltenham
Glos. GL54 5DQ