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"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:
"...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."
|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|