Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience
336 pages, 7 x 10
Release Date:15 Oct 2008

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Foreword by Frances Kaplan; Edited by Richard Carr and Noah Hass-Cohen
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice.Contributors explore the complex relationship between art and creativity and neurological functions such as those that occur during stress response, immune functioning, child developmental phases, gender difference, the processing of imagery, attachment, and trauma. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy.This book is essential reading for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners, and students.
'Art Therapy and Clinical Neoroscience is a significant achievement and a welcomed and needed addition to the field of art therapy as well as a likely historical marker on the timeline of theoritical shifts within the field...Packed full of material readers interested in learning more about the topic of art therapy and neuroscience will benefit greatly from the assimilation of such a wealth of material collected under one cover.'- Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, Christopher Belkover, Milwaukee, WI'There are ongoing scientific discoveries that support the work we do as art therapists and we need to be aware of them. This unique and novel book has to be part of the library of every practicing art therapist. Use it to map out your clients' journeys or explain to others what you do. I highly recommend it.'- Canadian Art Therapy Journal'This book is an outstanding portrait of art therapy, offering a new framework for the clinical practice of art therapy. The text has the potential to increase motivation in the multidisciplinary team and its clients, and to bring enthusiasm, provide stimulus for change and promote innovation in clinical and community settings.'- International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation'This is an impressive accomplishment Hass-Cohen and Carr and their contributors have blazed a trail for us to follow. Helping professionals who use art would be wise to put on their hiking boots and begin the journey.'- from the Foreword by Frances F. Kaplan
Noah Hass-Cohen, PsyD, MA, ATR-BC, LMFT, is the founder and chair of the Art Therapy Program in the Master of Arts in Psychology Program at the Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, CA, USA. She is a local and national presenter and writer on art therapy relational neuroscience approaches. Richard Carr, PsyD, MA is Adjunct Professor in the Art Therapy Department at Phillips Graduate Institute and an Associate Professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, CA, USA. He has published and presented widely on interpersonal neurobiology, and provided pastoral counseling as a non-denominational minister to individuals, couples, and families for over 30 years.
Prologue. Noah Hass-Cohen and Richard Carr. Section I: The Framework. 1. Partnering of Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience. Noah Hass-Cohen. 2. Sensory Processes and Responses. Richard Carr. 3. The Cortex: Regulation of Sensory and Emotional Experience. Darryl Christian. 4. Neurotransmitters, Neuromodulators and Hormones: Putting It All Together. Richard Carr. 5. Visual System in Action. Noah Hass-Cohen and Nicole Loya. 6. The Stress Response and Adaptation Theory. Kathy Kravits. Section II: The Ideas. 7. The Neurobiology of Relatedness: Attachment. Kathy Kravits. 8. The Influence of Attention Deficit Problems. Darryl Christian. 9. Memory and Art. Robin Vance and Kara Wahlin. 10. Couples Art Therapy: Gender Differences in Neuroscience. Jessica Tress Masterson. Section III: In Praxis. 11. Circles of Attachment: Art Therapy Albums. Joanna Clyde-Findlay, Margarette Lathan and Noah Hass-Cohen. 12. Immunity at Risk and Art Therapy. Joanna Clyde Findlay. 13. Art Therapy, Neuroscience and Complex PTSD. Erin King-West and Noah Hass-Cohen. 14. Alzheimer's Disease: Creativity, Art and the Brain. Anne Galbraith, Ruth Subrin and Drew Ross. 15. Art Therapy Protocol and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Noah Hass-Cohen and Terre Bridgham. 16. CREATE: Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience Principles. Noah Hass-Cohen. References. Index.
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