Art Therapy (Psychotherapy Handbooks Series): A Handbook

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Outlines the theory of art therapy and its political and institutional contexts; describes the practice with a variety of patient groups; and considers aspects of art therapy education and research. Accessible to the general reader. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335098859
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/1992
  • Series: Psychotherapy Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

The editors and contributors
Pt. I Theoretical, political and institutional issues 1
1 Art therapy: a theoretical perspective 3
2 Art therapy: new problems, new solutions? 25
3 The organizational context of art therapy 49
Pt. II The practice of art therapy 71
4 Using art therapy with 'chronic' long-term psychiatric patients 73
5 Art therapy with elderly people in statutory care 90
6 Art therapy with people who have severe learning difficulties 105
7 Art therapy with families 125
8 Art therapy with children and adolescents 140
9 Art therapy in the treatment of women with eating disorders 155
10 Art therapy in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse 173
11 Brief art therapy in acute states: a process-oriented approach 189
Pt. III Training and research 209
12 The training of art therapists: past, present and future issues 211
13 Research in art therapy 229
Name index 248
Subject index 251
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