Art Therapy for Groups: A Handbook of Themes and Exercises / Edition 2

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"Art Therapy for Groups is a valuable introduction to art therapy and groupwork. It explains the reasons for using theme-based groupwork and provides detailed guidance on how to set up and run a theme-based art therapy group. All aspects of the therapy are considered - equal opportunities, size of groups, common problems, safety - across a broad range of groups, from residential institutions to community situations." "This new edition presents nearly 400 themes and practical exercises to use with groups, set out in sections ranging from personal work to group interactive exercises." Illustrated by more new black and white photographs this book is an essential resource for all people working with art therapy and personal art groups.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583912188
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 389,595
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements to first edition
Acknowledgements to second edition
Preface to first edition
Preface to second edition
Introduction 1
Pt. I Art therapy groups 5
1 Art therapy and groupwork 7
2 Running a group 23
3 Recording, evaluation and evidence-based practice 53
4 Learning from problems in groups 71
5 An example in detail: the 'Friday Group' 80
6 Examples of groups 100
7 Starting points for specific client groups 160
Pt. II Themes and exercises 173
Introduction 175
Checklist of themes and exercises 177
List of contributors 321
Resources 323
Index 339
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  • Posted February 12, 2009

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    A must for Art Therapists and novice looking for ideas to get started

    This book has what most clinians really need; easy to access exercises and examples. You can go indepth if you need to. You can use it as a research guide. It gives the reader a good history of Art Therapy and groupwork. All this and more. It's clearly written but not too technical the average reader would get lost. Best of all the entire third section of the book is themes and exercises. If you are a clinician this is an invaluble resource for running groups, sessions, classroom and creative theatre. Plus to top it off if you're not it's an enjoyable read that you won't put down. I highly recommend this book.

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