תחילת דף אינטרנט, לחץ אנטר כדי לעבור לאזור תוכן מרכזי

Lecturer Michal Bat Or (PhD)

Head of art therapy track

mshokt@univ.haifa.ac.il

Phone: +972545586551

Reception hours: By appointment

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School of Creative Arts Therapies

  1. The study of art-based assessments tools, as unique methods for art-therapists in evaluating the client's strengths and difficulties, mostly during the first stage of therapy. I had developed a quantitative rating system for scoring PPAT (Person Picking an Apple , Gantt, 1990), the Symbolic Content of PPAT, and validated it within two research projects in Israel [n=126 (D5, D6), N=215 (D7, D9)], and within two research projects in Crete [N=800, N=120]). My collaboration with professionals from the University of Crete is an active and fruitful. Our rating system captures quantitatively the visual narrative, and thus contributes to the study of projective drawings. I also analyses PPAT drawings of clinical samples with qualitative methods as well (K4). Currently we collect PPAT drawings of high-risk adolescents in Israel, and search after content and narrative validation, through self-reported tools.
  2. Together with prof. Zilcha-Mano we developed a self reported questionnaire measuring the art therapy working alliance. This year we have been conducting a research for measuring the main factors in this innovating concept (K2).
  3. The study of professional development of art therapist in Israel: A pioneer study was conducted about the professional development of Israeli art therapists, and in specific, their personal therapy, and preference of a theoretical model (K5). For this project we have developed specific self-questionnaires.
  4. For the contribution to the parental representations and mentalization, the study of clay parent-child method included also fathers (K3) and mothers to Autistic children. In these projects our efforts are to deepen the theory and art therapy practice in this domain.
  5. Finally, due to my former experience in working in group-therapy of bereaved parents, and group-therapy for widows and orphans, in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, I have started to explore the therapeutic qualities of art for people who experienced the loss of a loved one by qualitative methods. By interviewing art therapists that work with the bereaved, we hope to gain insights about the dynamics of art therapy with this population.

  1. Mayseless, O., Scharf, M., & Sholt, M. (2003). From authoritative parenting practices to an authoritarian context: exploring the person-environment fit, Journal of Research on Adolescence, 13(4), 427-456. 
  2. Sholt, M., & Gavron, T. (2006). Therapeutic qualities of clay-work in art-therapy and psychotherapy: a review. Art Therapy Journal, 23(2), 66-72.  
  1. Bat Or, M. (2010). Clay Sculpting of Mother and Child Figures as encourages Mentalization, Arts in Psychotherapy, 37, 319-327.  
  1. *Bat Or, M. (2012). Non-verbal representations of maternal holding of toddlers. Arts in Psychotherapy, 39, 117-125. Doi:10.1016/j.aip.2012. 

 

  1. *Bat Or, M. (2014). FEATS Problem-Solving Scale in PPAT of Children Aged 5-6.5 As Related to Their Executive Functions and Motivation. Arts in Psychotherapy Journal. 41 (1), 27-35. Doi: 1016/j.aip.2013.11.008  
  1. *Bat Or, M., Ishai, R., & Levi , N. (2014). Validating PPAT’s Symbolic Meanings of Emotional and Cognitive Functioning among Children. Arts in Psychotherapy Journal. 41 (3), 309-319. Doi: 10.1016/j.aip.2014.05.001
  1. *Bat Or, M. Ishai, R., & Levi, N. (2015). The Symbolic Content in Adults’ PPAT as related to Attachment Styles and Achievement Motivation. Arts in Psychotherapy Journal. 43, pp. 49-60. doi:10.1016/j.aip.2014.12.005 
  1. *Bat Or, M. (2015). Separateness representations in mothers of preschoolers: The study of visual narratives in a sculpting task. Art therapy Journal. 32 (2), pp. 70-77. Doi: 1080/07421656.2015.1028005.  
  1. *Bat Or, M., & Ishai, R. (2016). Form and content in adults’ Person Picking as Apple from a Tree’ drawings as related to attachment. International Journal of Art Therapy. 21 (1), 2-14. Doi: 1080/17454832.2015.1125380. [
  1. *Bat Or, M., & Megides, O. (2016). Found Art/Readymade as art therapy intervention in trauma and loss. Journal of Clinical Art Therapy,3(1), 1-30. 

 

  1. *Bat Or, M. & Greinmann, Bauch#, H. N. (2017). Paternal representations and contemporary fatherhood themes through clay figure-sculpting task among fathers of toddlers. Arts in Psychotherapy. 56(3), 19-29. DOI: 1016/j.aip.2017.07.004 
  1. *Bat Or, M., & Garti#, D. (2018). Art therapists’ perceptions of the art medium’s roles in the treatment of the bereaved. Death Studies, 43 (3), 193-203. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1445138 

 

  1. *Zemach, R., & Bat Or, M. (2018). A self- portrait photomontage incorporating personal photos: Therapeutic applications. “Bein Hamilim”: Seminar Hakibutzim Art Therapy Journal. 14.  https://www.smkb.ac.il/arts-therapy/beyn-hamilim/volume14

 

  1. *Bat Or, M., Papadaki, A., Shalev, O., & Kourkoutas, E. E. (2018). Associations between perception of parental behavior and "Person Picking an Apple from a Tree" drawings among children with and without Special Educational Needs (SEN). Frontiers, 1-13. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01613 [
  2. *Bat Or, M., & Zilcha-Mano, S. (2018). The Art Therapy Working Alliance: The development of a measure. International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape, 1-12. (R (SJR)=161/255 in clinical psychology, Q3). DOI: 1080/17454832.2018.1518989.
  3. Bat Or, M., & Kourkoutas, E. E., Smyrnaki, M., & Potchebutzky, H. (2018). Two drawing tasks that illuminate self-agency representations of school children with disruptive behavior problems. Art Therapy: The American Association Journal. DOI: 10.1080/07421656.2019.1565724.  
  1. *Garti,# D., & Bat Or, M. (2019). The subjective experience of art therapists in the treatment of bereaved clients. Art Therapy: The American Association Journal. 1-9. DOI: 10.1080/07421656.2019.1609329.
  1. #Potchebutzky, H., Bat Or, M., & Kourkoutas, E. E., & Smyrnaki, (2019). Subjective experience of children with disruptive behavior problems as communicated through “Person Picking an Apple from a Tree” drawings. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 1-15.DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2019.1635060 
  2. Bat Or, M., & Ishai, R. Adult’s ‘Person Picking an Apple from a Tree’ drawing: Coherency, reciprocity, and attachment styles. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2019.

Chapters

 

  1. Kourkoutas, E., Bat-Or, M., Vitalaki, E., Christidis, k. & Papadaki, a. (2014). A combined Art-based and inclusive counseling intervention program promoting resiliency In SEN children. O’Rouke, S., Martins, P.A.L., Gumpel, T.P., & Santos, A. C. (Ed.). Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs. E-book. DISES/Research Center on Education. USA/Portugal

 

  1. Bat Or, M. (2015). Art therapy with AD/HD children: Exploring possible selves via art (pp. 373-389), In E. E.. Kourkoutas, A. Hart & A. Mouzaki (Ed.), Innovative Practice and Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial Difficulties, Disorders, and Disabilities. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

 

  1. Sholt, M., & Gavron, T. (2017). Therapeutic qualities of clay-work in art-therapy and psychotherapy: a review. Art Therapy Journal, 23(2), 66-72, In N. Mazza, (Ed.), Expressive therapies: Major themes in mental health, Vol. 4: Art therapy and integrated arts therapies. Taylor & Francis Group.

 

  1. #Shalev, O., Papadaki, A., Kourkoutas, E., & Bat Or, M. (2019). Associations between primary school children’s perceptions of parental acceptance and rejection, and their drawings of a “Person Picking an Apple from a Tree”, In C. Pracana, & M. Wang (Eds.), Psychology applications and developments V: Advances in psychology and psychological trends series (pp. 155-168). Lisboa: In Science Press.