Understanding Children’s Paintings in Psychological Counselling with Children

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Huseyin Uzunboylu
Gozde Evram


Children paintings carrying therapeutic value are important in understanding for the child's feelings and thoughts, unconscious desires and inner world. Paintings based on therapeutic cooperation may be perceived as a way of communicating with the child. The primary aim of the present study is to explain the significance of children paintings which help abstract experiences to provide a concrete basis for therapeutic cooperation while counselling children. The importance of the use of paintings while working with children is examined the titles of the linear development of the child, colour in children's paintings, the use of children's paintings in psychological counselling with children, the phenomenon of the family and interpersonal relationships in children's paintings, the interpretation of the child paintings of his family. Finally, the study is intended to encourage and increase the use of children paintings in the practice of school counsellors and other mental health professionals.
Keywords: Children, psychological counselling with children, children paintings.


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Uzunboylu, H., & Evram, G. (2017). Understanding Children’s Paintings in Psychological Counselling with Children. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(3), 449-463. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjhss.v3i3.1621


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