A creative journal arts and positive psychology intervention was utilized to explore resilience, personal recovery attitudes, and symptoms of depression in Latina/o adolescents. The impact of a seven-week group counseling experience conducted with adolescents was analyzed and revealed positive improvements for participants in all three areas. Benefits for Latina/o youth participating in this type of group are discussed and guidelines for school counselors and clinical mental health counselors are revealed.
Cavazos Vela, Javier; Smith, Wayne D.; Rodriguez, Keely; and Hinojosa, Yvette, "Exploring the Impact of a Positive Psychology and Creative Journal Arts Intervention with Latina/o Adolescents" (2019). Teaching and Learning Faculty Publications and Presentations. 4.
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health