Date of Award
MA - Master of Arts
Laura L. Wood
This thesis explored Build-A-Bop, an original intervention that utilizes elements of drama therapy, music therapy, and Hip-Hop therapy with adults who have been admitted to an adult inpatient short-term unit. Research has shown that hip hop therapy and drama therapy are effective approaches in an adult short-term psychiatric unit (Keisari & Palgi, 2017). This paper presents the foundation for Build-A-Bop and explored its capacity to encourage self-efficacy with adults in an inpatient psychiatric unit. For the purposes of this thesis, Build-A-Bop was broken into four different groups, where each group activity was run by a single drama therapist, who was also the creator of the intervention. Participation was voluntary, and patient experience was recorded by the group leader through journal entries and arts-based responses. Overall, this thesis found that Build-A-Bop has the potential to be useful for adults in a short-term psychiatric unit.
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Nazaire, Keynessa, "The Effectiveness of Build-A-Bop as a tool to build Self-Efficacy on an Inpatient Unit" (2021). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 447.
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