Art Therapy and Political Violence

Art Therapy and Political Violence

by Debra Kalmanowitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583919554

ISBN-13: 9781583919552

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The impact of political violence, war, civil war and acts of terrorism on the individuals involved can be extensive. Art therapy can provide an effective means of expressing the resulting experiences of fear, loss, separation, instability and disruption. Art Therapy and Political Violence brings together contributions from all over the world and from diverse

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The impact of political violence, war, civil war and acts of terrorism on the individuals involved can be extensive. Art therapy can provide an effective means of expressing the resulting experiences of fear, loss, separation, instability and disruption. Art Therapy and Political Violence brings together contributions from all over the world and from diverse theoretical backgrounds. With contributions from Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Israel and South Africa, the book includes numerous clinical examples to vividly illustrate the main issues affecting art therapy. The practical issues involved are also discussed, including subjects such as the importance of working with both the internal and external worlds of the individual and sensitivity to cultural issues. Art therapists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, particularly those working in the context of political violence or in countries of refuge, will find the experiences recounted in Art Therapy and Political Violence thought-provoking and will welcome the wealth of practical information provided.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583919552
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Prologue : with art, without illusion1
Introduction4
1Art therapy and political violence14
2Political violence, trauma and mental health interventions35
3'The moment in and out of time' : reflections on context and timing in art therapy interventions in Kosovo60
4Feast of colour : creating something out of very little - art making as psychosocial intervention with children of a forgotten war, Sudan76
5From dark black to bright pink : the power of art expression and creation in coping with life under threat, Israel 2001-200291
6Inside the portable studio : art therapy in the former Yugoslavia 1994-2002106
7Creativity from chaos : an art therapist's account of art work produced in the aftermath of a bombing in her community, Omagh, Northern Ireland126
8A time for healing : art therapy for children, post September 11, New York142
9Expressive arts therapy - healing the traumatized : the Palestinian experience154
10Transforming objects in a transforming South Africa172
11A soldier's story : an art therapy intervention in Sri Lanka187
12Silence in exile : a case study of an adolescent asylum seeker in London200
13Art therapy and trauma, a different setting, a different approach : interventions in the Netherlands and former Yugoslavia215
Epilogue233

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