chapter  7
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Family Systems and the Creative Process: The Second Look

Although the scenarios described in the case examples provide, in themselves, the richest access to an understanding of the relationship between the art process and family change, I developed a three-question framework to identify and analyze consistencies between the diverse case materials. This conceptual framework served to simplify the family art experience so that three main ideas emerged: (1) that the art process facilitated members' affective self-expression; (2) that the art process encouraged genuine communication between family members; aid ;J; chat the art process helped empower family members to acknowledge, take responsibility for, and hopefully modify their roles within the family system. Following is a summary of the simple concepts that were delineated.