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Group Interactive Art Therapy: Its Use in Training and Treatment / Edition 1

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The first theoretical formulation of a model which integrates the change-enhancing factors of both group psychotherapy and art therapy. Shows how the model works in practice through a series of case examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415048446
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Sect. I Introducing group interactive art therapy
1 Groups and art therapy 5
2 Interactive group psychotherapy 22
3 Curative factors in groups 35
4 Conducting an interactive art therapy group 42
5 Practical matters: materials and rooms 51
6 Using themes or projects within an interactive model 59
7 Short-term interactive art therapy groups 73
8 Group interactive art therapy with children and adolescents 81
Sect. II The model in practice: case examples
1 Rooms and materials 95
2 The unwilling participants: transference, countertransference, projective identification and all . . . 103
3 Developmental processes in a group painting 107
4 Life processes in small group environments 111
5 Images of the group 113
6 Catharsis 117
7 Power and domination: clay workshops and sub-group themes 120
8 Splitting in the group: forces of good and evil 126
9 Expressing anger symbolically 130
10 Example of a theme arising spontaneously 133
11 Boundary violation and scapegoating in a training group 136
12 Working through a crisis 145
13 Ending the group: what to do with the images and objects 150
Appendix: where to find information about group therapy and art therapy 153
Bibliography 155
Name index 159
Subject index 161
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