Determination of Types and Conditions that can benefit from creative art therapy as perceived by Guidance counselors

This study employs descriptive survey design and is carried out in Anambra state. Two research questions guided the study and 145 Counsellors are the sample size drawn through random sampling techniques. Types and conditions that can benefit from creative art therapies as perceived by counsellors questionnaire is used for data collection (TSACSTCBFCATAPBCSQ). The reliability co-efficient value of the instrument of 0.76 is established through the use of Split half method of estimation. On the sport method of administration of the instrument on the respondents is used by the researchers to ensure a hundred percent return of the questionnaire. Arithmetic weighted mean which criterion is 2.50 for any item considered as a factor while an item that is below this value is considered not being a factor and ranking are used for the data analysis. Among other things the findings on research question 1 indicate the following: dance, writing, role play, music, drawing and movement as some of the types of creative art therapies while findings under research question 2 revealed that depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, and children’s asthma are among the conditions that can benefit from creative counselling/ therapies. The researchers recommended that government will be organizing training, workshops and seminars for counsellors in order to equip them with the necessary techniques needed in each. Professional Counsellors will also disseminate information on the conditions that can benefit from the therapies.

Keywords: types, conditions, creative art, therapy, counsellor.