In this classic text Art Robbins explores the role of the art therapist in integrating aesthetics and psychodynamics into the therapeutic process. The artist in the therapist responds to the patient's use of colour, space, form and energy; the therapist uses his or her artist's reaction to ascertain the psychodynamics of the piece.
A Virtual Studio of Possibilities
Cathy Malchiodi reviews the hardware and software most pertinent to art therapists and demonstrates how the Internet can be used to conduct research and establish links with other art therapists. She also discusses the ethical and legal issues of communicating online, particularly the confidentiality and copyright of data.
New Developments in Theory and Practice
Including contributions from some of the leading art therapists in Britain, this book addresses the key issues in the theory and practice of art therapy. The fundamental significance of the art in art therapy practice permeates the book, close attention being paid by several writers to the art-making process and aesthetic responses.
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.
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