Art Therapy: An Introduction, 2nd edition / Edition 2

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Introduction to Art Therapy, 2nd Edition, clarifies the differences between artists or teachers who provide "therapeutic" art activities, psychologists or social workers who request drawings or suggest creative tasks in their work, and those who are trained as art therapists to do a kind of work which is similar, but qualitatively different. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition contains a DVD-ROM with still images and edited video clips; a new chapter on describing the work that art therapists do; new material on education that includes updated inforamtion on Standards, Ethics, and Informing Others; and a revised Appendix.

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“Rubin knows the story-telling power of images, whether conveyed in words or pictures—moving or still. Students and professionals alike will enjoy this new edition with its clear, insightful writing, many illustrations, and an accompanying DVD to bring the topic of art therapy further to life.” - Randy M. Vick, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, Associate Professor, Art Therapy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“Richly illustrated by vignettes that illuminate theory and bring it into practice, Rubin retains the same lively, passionate and accessible style of writing that was so refreshing in the first edition. This is a key text for both beginning and experienced art therapists.” - Diane Waller, PhD, Professor of Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London; author of Group Interactive Art Therapy and Art Therapy and Progressive Illness

“Rubin’s revision of Introduction to Art Therapy is deeply intelligent and yet easily accessible. She clarifies complex issues and uses eloquent anecdotes to convey the power of art therapy. This text is a welcome overview of the field with enough detail to satisfy the most curious and exacting reader.” - Laurie Wilson, PhD, ATR-BC, Professor Emerita of Art Therapy at New York University, author of Alberto Giacometti: Myth Magic and the Man

“Rubin’s comprehensive examination of this unique profession provides the overview that I and other therapists need.” - Louis W. Tinnin, MD, Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University, Psychiatric Consultant, Intensive Trauma Therapy, Inc. <

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415960939
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 366
  • Sales rank: 380,265
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Revised Edition. Foreword. Previews. What is Art Therapy? History. The Basics. Approaches. Assessment. Technique. People We Serve. Problems We Address. Places We Practice. Education and Standards. What Next. Appendix. Resources. References.
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