The Role of Cultural and Expressive Arts Therapies in the Puerto Rican Diasporic Identity: A Literature Review
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MAE - Master of Arts in Expressive Therapies
Denise Malis Ph.D., MFA, ATR-BC, LMHC
Identity for Puerto Rican immigrants is a growing concern with the influx of migration due to numerous natural and human based disasters. This literature review will review Puerto Rico’s tumultuous history and the development of identity through history. Including the Taino, the influence of African slaves, The Three Root Model and colonization by Spain and the United States. Accordingly, this review explores culturally specific beliefs and culturally creative arts and how those can be used in healing practices through Expressive Arts Therapies. We will also consider the culturally sensitivities needed in further research on this topic and within current day therapeutic methods.
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Clay, Melissa, "The Role of Cultural and Expressive Arts Therapies in the Puerto Rican Diasporic Identity: A Literature Review" (2023). Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses. 751.
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