This study examined the effect of cognitive-behavioral group art therapy on irrational beliefs & depression of mother with developmental disorder child. The subjects were 9 mothers in an experimental group & 9 mothers in a control group. Group art therapy had been conducted once a week from June through September, 2009. There were 10 sessions and each session lasted 90 minutes. The changes of irrational beliefs & depression during the sessions and inventory on irrational beliefs & depression were used to verify the its effect, With inventory, pre-test, post-test, & follow-up-test were executed and ANOVA with repeated measures was conducted. As the results, first, group art therapy was effective in reducing irrational beliefs. There were changes of irrational beliefs during the sessions. Also there was significant change in the inventory on irrational beliefs in the experimental group. Second, group art therapy was effective in reducing depression. There were changes of depression during the sessions. Also there was significant change in the inventory on depression in the experimental group.
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