Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents / Edition 1

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents / Edition 1

by Shirley Riley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1853026379

ISBN-13: 9781853026379

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses the contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents.

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Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses the contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents. Clinicians of allied disciplines, particularly art therapists, will find practical suggestions for using imagery to enrich their relationships with teenaged clients. The process of using art-making therapeutically, and the challenges of applying creativity in the current mental health world, are explored.

Shirley Riley reviews current theories on adolescent development and therapy, and emphasizes the primary importance of relying on the youths' own narrative in the context of their social and economic backgrounds. She has found this approach preferential to following pre-designed assessment directives as a primary function of art therapy. Family, group and individual treatment are examined, as is the adolescent's response to short- and long-term treatment in residential and therapeutic school settings. The book is firmly rooted in Riley's clinical experience of working with this age group, and her proven ability to combine contemporary theories of adolescent treatment with inventive and effective art expressions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853026379
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
1,154,588
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Gerald D. Oster. Foreword, Cathy Malchiodi. Introduction. 1. Integrating developmental theories and art expressions. 2. Adolescent group treatment. 3. Adolescence, depression and the impact of societal issues. 4. Severely damaged adolescents in residential and therapeutic school settings. 5. Adolescents and their families. 6. How therapists get tangled up in adolescent treatment. 7. Short-term, solution-focused art therapy treatment. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

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