Comic book therapy

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Comic book therapy is a form of art therapy in which those undergoing rehabilitation express their experiences through personal narratives in a graphic novel/sequential art format that enables them to process their memories and emotions. It can also be used in a psychotherapeutic setting whereby clients are encouraged to read specific comic books and present their thoughts and feelings on the events that occur within the books.[1] This is done in an effort to reach a cathartic moment of clarity and understanding of one's own life.

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently funding research to develop for use with returning soldiers.[2][3][4] Program was conceptualized by CAPT Russell Shilling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Patrick. "Comicspedia: the intersection of comic books and clinical psychology". Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Axe, David (April 29, 2011). "Pentagon Plots Comic Book Therapy for Troops". WIRED. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)". Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Fox, Stuart (2011-04-28). "Bam! Healing war wounds through comic books". InnovationNewsDaily. Retrieved 29 April 2011.