Art Therapy Across Cultural and Race Boundaries
208 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:21 Jul 2017

Art Therapy Across Cultural and Race Boundaries

Working with Identity

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

With an international focus, this book considers how art techniques and exercises can be used in therapeutic work across cultural and race boundaries.

Drawing on her experience working in post-Apartheid South Africa, the author gives practical guidance on how to overcome resistance to the therapeutic process, misunderstandings, and other barriers, such as language difficulties. With illuminating case studies, the book explains how to handle very practical issues, such as working with an interpreter, and opens the door to a wider conversation around the use of art in multicultural work.

Lorette Dye is Founder and Director of Helios Art Therapy Academy in South Africa. She frequently presents workshops and lectures internationally on a variety of subjects, including intercultural work.

Chapter 1 Evaluating cross-cultural work in different countries
Chapter 2 Lessons from South Africa and Africa
Chapter 3 The role of art and art therapy
Chapter 4 The Universal Theory Approach to working across cultural boundaries
Chapter 5 Possible practical solutions
Chapter 6 Application of the Universal Theory Approach and practical solutions in different countries
Chapter 7 An ideal generation


List of Exercises
Exercise 1: Similarities and differences
Exercise 2A: I like
Exercise 2B: I am…
Exercise 3: My big family wedding
Exercise 4: The four C’s
Exercise 5: My family tree
Exercise 6: Our traditions
Exercise 7: I am who I am because…
Exercise 8: My DNA
Exercise 9: I choose
Exercise 10: The real me vs my masks
Exercise 11: Paint a tree
Exercise 12A: Making your mask
Exercise 12B: Dreams
Exercise 13: Draw your emotion
Exercise 14: All my monsters
Exercise 15: Volcano
Exercise 16A: Control vs no control
Exercise 16B: Re-playing the scene
Exercise 17: The scales
Exercise 18: Needs
Exercise 19: My puzzle
Exercise 20: My future story
Exercise 21: A timeline of my life
Exercise 22: Most important to me
Exercise 23: I want because…
Exercise 24: I am… you are…

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