discuss the definition of trauma from a psychological perspective

Question: 4-6 pages in length, APA 7th edition format with a title page and reference page (no abstract required).  Research Paper #1 – Trauma Treatment in Art Therapy

5 academic sources for this paper. Please address the following points:

1)    Briefly discuss the definition of trauma from a psychological perspective and how it can impact mental health. This point here could be a book in itself but in your paper focus on demonstrating your general understanding of this knowledge so you can move on to art therapy specifically.

2)    Discuss the unique advantages of art therapy treatment for trauma. What about art therapy makes it a preferred treatment option? Why is it unique in its benefits compared to other available treatments?

3)    Please make sure to include why art therapy is advantageous for trauma treatment from a neuroscience perspective. Your entire paper does not need to be devoted to this perspective, but it should be included.


Foundations of Art Therapy Theory and Applications- Meera Rastogi, Rachel Paige Feldwisch, Michelle Pate, and Joseph Scarce – There are free pdfs online of this textbook

Van der Kolk, Bessel A. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.” Penguin Books, 2015.

This seminal work by Bessel van der Kolk provides a comprehensive overview of trauma from a psychological perspective. It discusses how trauma affects the brain, mind, and body, leading to various mental health issues such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety.

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