This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base, such as guided fantasies, one-to-one and group work focusing on the group dynamic, and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children.Focusing on the non-directive, non-interpretive person-centred approach to art therapy, this inspirational book is the perfect complement to Art Therapy The Person-Centred Way, also by Liesl Silverstone and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.Art Therapy Exercises is an invaluable book for art therapists and art therapy students, counsellors, psychotherapists and all professionals working in the field of human development.
'Some 80 tested exercises come with guidlines for their application, making ART THERAPY EXERCISES; INSPIRATIONAL AND PRACTICAL IDEAS TO STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION a key acquisition for health collections and parents and therapists alike. Here are exercises for a varied and multicultural client base from guided fantasies to group work focusing on group dynamics, offering non-directive, non-interpretive person-centered guidelines any can readily follow. Very highly recommended.'- The Midwest Book Review'The novice [play therapist] would receive some excellent stimulus material and guidance, whilst the experienced practitioner may reconsider some of the exercises in a new light and reflect on their value in supervisory or training settings.'- Play for Life'Liesl Silverstone's new book is the outcome of a personal and professional life dedicated to the celebration of the imagination and to an unshakeable belief in the resilience of the human spirit... readers will find a veritable cornucopia of exercises which have the potential to open up new vistas and to inspire imaginative journeys of great richness. Simply to read them is itself a voyage of discovery but for many trainers and therapists they will constitute a repertoire on which they can draw as from an inexhaustible well.'- Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia.
Liesl Silverstone is a fellow of the British Association of Counselling (BACP). She has been a tutor, counsellor and art therapist for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Person-centred Art Therapy Centre, London.
Foreword by Brian Thorne. Introduction. Chapter 1: Art Therapy Exercises for One-to-One Sessions and to Explore Individually in Groups. Chapter 2: Art Therapy Exercises to Explore Individual Issues and Group Dynamics. Chapter 3: Further Inspiration for Art Therapy Exercises. Chapter 4: Working with Different Clients. 5. Some Guided Fantasies Devised by Students. A Final Word.
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