Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications - Chapter 3 Multicultural and diversity perspectives in art therapy

Transforming image into substance

Elsevier, Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications, Volume , 1 January 2022
Stepney S.A.

Cultural diversity is the array of differences that exist among groups of people with definable and unique cultural backgrounds. Race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, age, marital status, political belief, religion, geographic region, mental or physical disability, and historical or current experiences with the dominant culture fall within the range of differences. Each array of differences must be fully appreciated and accounted for in order to understand human behavior.