Dancing on Blood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Arthur Robbins, a pioneer in art therapy, demonstrates how aesthetic communication transforms psychodynamic treatment. In brief focused art therapy, the patient lives out her life theme: follow your spirit by living on the edge. Her mother, a Holocaust survivor, holds on to her daughter with a silent scream, and the therapeutic question soon enters the picture: can you dance and follow your soul when the ground is covered with blood? In this moving dialogue, principles of art therapy are elaborated and brought to life. Dancing on Blood represents Arthur Robbins' 35 years of experience as a therapist, sculptor, analyst and teacher.
'This video is particularly valuable in that it allows the viewer to witness the process of art therapy. I think this is a very valuable video for use as a teaching tool. It could be used with all levels of students and could also be valuable for discussion in consultation groups with professionals in the field. Through this video, Robbins and his client Susan have made important contributions to both the clarity and the wonder that is the art therapy process.' -The Arts in Psychotherapy
Arthur Robbins was one of the original innovators in art therapy theory and practice. He is a professor of art therapy at Pratt Institute, and the founding director of the Institute of Expressive Analysis. He has taught for over 35 years at the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis and has conducted workshops and training groups throughout the world. He has been awarded the Vision Award for contributions in psychoanalysis and art by the National Association for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis, and is an Honorary Life Member of the American Association of Art Therapy. His books include Between Therapists: The Processing of Transference/ Countertransference Material; Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form; A Multi-Modal Approach to Creative Art Therapy and The Artist as Therapist, all available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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