The book is a stimulating and inspiring collection which explores the often contentious themes of race, racism and culture in relation to the experience of art therapy, in a constructive way. Contributors examine the impact of racial perceptions in their own experience, their clients' lives, and on the interaction of therapist and client.
The multiplicity of levels at which process operates for art therapists is the theme of this book. What happens during a therapy session is examined, as are the client's response, which is experienced through the medium of the art form itself, and the evolution of the relationship between therapist and client.
Distinguished art therapists have contributed to this wide-ranging collection, which deals sensitively with work with patients who are suffering from terminal illness such as AIDS or cancer, or recovering from traumatic operations. The chapters offer advice on approaches to use with a variety of clients, depending on the objectives.
This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents.
A Dramatherapist's Perspective
Writing from a dramatherapist's perspective, Grainger looks at methods of researching the arts therapies, and how particular definitions of research affect our understanding and practising of arts therapies. He places approaches to research in four categories: quantitative research, qualitative research, action research and art-based research.
Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice
This is a book about an analytical approach within art therapy, which may be of interest in itself. The material also raises issues of interest to analysts and psychotherapists, whether or not they work with art in the clinical setting. The book clarifies areas of similarity between the disciplines, and also makes areas of difference apparent.
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