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This proposal explores the benefits of a therapeutic intervention for survivors of sexual trauma that is inclusive to all ranges of self expression. Literature suggests that there are similarities in the diagnosis of mental illnesses of people who have experienced sexual trauma through abuse and trafficking. Further research has illustrated the connections between expressive therapy in treating each diagnosis, such as PTSD and depression.Therefore, the creation of programs that encompass multi-sensory interventions can improve the mental development of sexually abused patients. The advantages of the treatment plan will be presented through secondary research gathered from articles and studies
Community of Scholars Day, Art therapy, Expressive arts therapies, trauma, Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, sexual trauma
Saint-Val, Stormy, "Accessing the Healing of Sexual Trauma through Expressive Arts Therapy Interventions" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 27.