Empowerment Through Altered Books

  • Author / Creator
    Marie Anne Muggeridge
  • The following is an Arts Based and Collaborative Inquiry research thesis, in which four female adolescent co-researchers engaged in group sessions to make altered books. The objective of this thesis is to explore the experience of empowerment of young women through creating altered books. The research question is, what happens when young women are given an opportunity to express themselves through the art practice of altered bookmaking? Four sessions of artmaking were held with the co-researchers as a group; subsequently, individuals met privately with the researcher to develop their chapters. The researcher used wit(h)nessed-art making to further investigate the empowerment of female adolescent voice. The findings included several themes: trusting the Spirit and therapeutic relationship, claiming authentic voice and wit(h)nessing spiritual connection.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2016
  • Type of Item
  • Degree
    Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (Art Therapy Specialization)
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    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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  • Institution
    St. Stephen's College
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  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Mary Norton
    • Hillary Kaufman, ATR, LCPC