‘Who is in the castle?’ One man’s use of the Frankenstein story in art therapy
11 October 2017
This article explores ways in which the story of Frankenstein might be helpful in art therapy for someone trying to make sense of their own experiences of a frightening if familiar world...
‘WHO IS IN THE CASTLE?’ ONE MAN’S USE OF THE FRANKENSTEIN STORY IN ART THERAPY
by Cordy Askew
Published in the International Journal of Art Therapy
This article has been made FREE ACCESS until 28th February 2018.
This article stems from my art therapy research MA and focuses on the themes of Frankenstein, the therapeutic use of story, the usefulness of story making and collaboration within one man’s art therapy treatment.
It explores the story of Frankenstein and the themes embedded in the story investigating how they might help someone trying to make sense of their own experiences of a frightening if familiar world.
The themes include issues of life, death and relationships for someone with a learning disability and links to art psychotherapeutic work are indicated. The pseudonym ‘Ben’ is used to protect the client’s identity.
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