Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Teaching & Learning
Clients face many different obstacles within healthcare and education settings. Professionals in health and education fields are in a position to be a problem-solving resource to clients, students, and patients. The subset of professionals being examined are problem-solving professionals, who work with clients/students/patients, within the health and education fields, who self-identify as an artist, and also have experienced trauma with chronic struggling. How do problem-solving professionals in health and education fields who self-identify as an artist and have experienced trauma with chronic struggling approach problem-solving in their profession? This study used qualitative methods and interviewed ten participants. This study found that arts and trauma experiences influence their approach to problem solving. Their problem-solving approach uses methods of seeing, personal qualities, and interpersonal communication skills. These professionals use their exposure to the arts to leverage art as healing to enhance problem solving.
Myers, Chanel, "The Problem-Solving Approach Of Health And Education Professionals Who Have Experience In The Arts As An Artist And Personal Experience In Trauma" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 2133.