Art Therapy and AD/HD: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

Art Therapy and AD/HD: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

by Diane Stein Safran, Diane Stein Safran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1843107090

ISBN-13: 9781843107095

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is increasingly being diagnosed in people of all ages, and this book demonstrates how art therapy can not only assist with diagnosis, but also provides a valuable means of helping to improve skills such as concentration and focus, boost self-esteem, and cope with impulsivity. Educational social skills art groups can help

Overview

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is increasingly being diagnosed in people of all ages, and this book demonstrates how art therapy can not only assist with diagnosis, but also provides a valuable means of helping to improve skills such as concentration and focus, boost self-esteem, and cope with impulsivity. Educational social skills art groups can help with understanding of AD/HD in addition to teaching strategies to relieve the symptoms. Art therapy is also important for alleviating feelings of isolation and confusion that may come with the diagnosis, and, as an ongoing process, it can be a useful tool for checking clients' progress from the initial assessment onwards.

In the first part of her book, the author explores ways of using art therapy and of setting up art therapy groups. Her advice and practical suggestions will be useful to anyone with an interest in AD/HD. The later chapters offer therapists more detailed guidance on therapy sessions with clients with AD/HD. Practical and informative, and based on the author's long experience with art therapy and AD/HD, this will be a valuable book for therapists, mental health professionals, and people who live or work with AD/HD.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843107095
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Conceptualizing and assessing attention deficits. 2. Setting up children/adolescent educational social skills art therapy groups and parent educational groups. 3. The first session. 4. Group therapy for children: Weeks two through eight. 5. Ongoing art therapy groups with children and adolescents. 6. Adult AD/HD art therapy sessions. 7. Art therapy with the AD/HD family. 8. Summary and resources. References. Appendices. Index.

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