Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders
Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this group, as it allows them to express uncomfortable thoughts and feelings through artistic media rather than having to explain them verbally.
The Art of Eating Disorders
Susan Makin here explores how art therapies can be integrated into a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatment of eating disorders, in conjunction with medical programmes. She discusses the creative work and personal accounts of around thirty patients, examining their use of media, imagery and symbolism.
Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies.
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