This qualitative study examines mothers’ perceptions of their relationship with their children following dyadic therapy through plastic art, and the significance of plastic art as a tool of intervention in dyadic therapy. Ten mothers, who received dyadic therapy through plastic art, participated in the research, along with their children. The findings were divided in two: 1) The characteristics of the mothers’ perception of the relationship with their children changed following the dyadic treatment. The mother perceives the relationship as dependent on separation within the dyad, the maintaining interpersonal communication within the dyad, the abilit to maintain intimacy and closeness, regulation of feelings in the dyad, and understanding the inner world of the child. 2) Plastic art as an instrument of intervention in dyadic treatment. The findings portray that, for the mothers, plastic art is a non-verbal instrument of communication that intensifies intimacy and promotes understanding of the child’s innerworld.
|Journal||Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities|
|State||Published - 2014|