The Art Therapy Sourcebook / Edition 2

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Overview

"The most accessible and complete art therapy book ever published. It is a great achievement."
—Shaun McNiff, author of Art Is Medicine and Trust the Process

"Malchiodi's fascinating book shows how modern art therapy is being employed as a potent health-care intervention."
—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Prayer Is Good Medicine and Healing Words

Newly updated and revised, this authoritative guide shows you how to use art therapy to guide yourself and others on a special path of personal growth, insight, and transformation. Cathy A. Malchiodi, a leading expert in the field, gives you step-by-step instructions for stimulating creativity and interpreting the resulting art pieces. This encouraging and effective method can help you and others recover from pain and become whole again.

The Art Therapy Sourcebook will help you:

  • Find relief from overwhelming emotions
  • Recover from traumatic losses
  • Reduce their stress levels
  • Discover insights about yourself
  • Experience personal growth

"...an overview of the uses of art as a mentally therapeutic tool...looks at the art created by laypersons as well as established and revered artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Frieda Kahlo."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071468275
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/6/2006
  • Series: Sourcebooks Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 81,359
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy A. Malchiodi is a licensed art therapist and clinical counselor. She is the editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 What Is Art Therapy? 1
2 Art Therapy: Drawing on the Past and the Present 21
3 Getting Started: Drawing from Within 45
4 Creativity: Drawing on Process 63
5 Setting Up: Drawing on Environment and Materials 79
6 Spontaneous Art: Drawing Out Imagery 103
7 Using Art to Express Feelings: Drawing on Loss 133
8 Art Making and Illness: Drawing a Picture of Health 165
9 Art Therapy Groups: Drawing Together 195
10 Working with the Art Product: Drawing on Meaning 221
Going Further: Drawing on Resources 243
Bibliography 257
Index 265
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