McNair Scholars Research Journal


There is a prevalence in the United States, as well as other countries, of individuals of all age ranges suffering from negative mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. Previous studies have shown that using art therapy as an intervention could help improve both anxiety and depression outcomes. This research examines different art therapy techniques, as well as combined interventions, and how different approaches can help improve anxiety and depression scores based on the self-reported Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) tests, and a variety of other self-report assessment tests.