Professor Williams and Katya Scott '24 Publish Systematic Review in The Arts in Psychotherapy

Submitted by Angela Draheim on March 26, 2024 - 9:48 am
March 26, 2024
By Angela Draheim

Senior psychology major Katya Scott '24 and Professor of Psychology Libby Williams were recently published in the journal The Arts in Psychotherapy. The article is based on Scott's summer 2022 SURF project: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies on Art Therapy with Adult Refugees. Katya's St. Mary's Project, a mixed methods pilot study of art therapy with adult Ukrainian refugees, is an outgrowth of her SURF project. In her current SMP research, she has tested the impact of an arts therapy program on participants' sense of community and reduction in stress symptoms. As the refugee and asylum seeker population continues to grow worldwide, more research in this area is needed.