Based on 17 years of clinical work in the United States and the UK, this book presents a comprehensive discussion on the use of art in counselling sexually abused children, their families, and sex offenders. Using concepts of the "trauma model", we see how art therapy, counselling and psychotherapy can be tailored to the needs of the individual.
A Practical Guide
The authors hold your hand and give you plenty of hints and tips while you prepare your funding proposal or research project. They help you think about your title, structure your research questions and aims, and prepare to collect, organize and analyze your research data. This book makes arts therapies research fun and absorbing.
The History of Art Therapy
As well as providing an authoritative history of art therapy, it covers such diverse topics as the philosophy of art therapy, the way attitudes to insanity have changed, the role of art therapy in the context of post-war rehabilitation and the treatment of tuberculosis patients, Surrealism, and Britain's first therapeutic community.
This collection of papers reflects Edith Kramer's lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context.
Living the Connection
The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations.
This engaging and practical book shows how older people who are disoriented or depressed by the process of ageing can experience a renewed sense of connectedness and life-affirmation through the expressive arts and arts therapies. The contributors combine an analysis of theoretical considerations around themes of aging, society and dementia.
Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum presents a new model of practice, which primarily focuses on communication difficulties. The authors describe how negative behaviours and subsequent tension may be alleviated when the autistic child is involved in interactive art making with the therapist.
Cultivating the Artist Identity in the Art Therapist
This book presents a model of art therapy where the processes of art constitute the core of the model. It addresses how an arts-based approach can inform the therapist in all aspects of practice, from the conception of the work and the attempt to understand client needs to interacting with clients and communicating with others about art therapy.
Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing.
Plying the Sacred Circle
This book explores the history, theory and techniques of claywork in eliciting therapeutic outcomes. Vignettes and case material explain and expand the text, which interweaves an appreciation of clay in art with many practical suggestions for its use in therapy. The author offers a new and holistic approach to claywork.
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