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Spiritual Art Therapy: An Alternate Path / Edition 2

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In addition to art therapists, this unique book will be useful to mental health workers, social workers, educational therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other creative arts therapists.
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In this book, art therapists are urged to take into account the existence of spiritual aspects of personality, both in terms of assessment and treatment plans. Drawing on sources in the literature of religion, psychodynamics, systems theory, art, and ethics, the author, a professor of art therapy at Nazareth College, lays a foundation for discovering and measuring clients' spiritual sensibilities and search for meaning in their relationship with God. The Belief Art Therapy Assessment is explained, and its use with clergy, artists, and disturbed adults and children is illustrated with case histories. B&w photos of patient art are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780398073145
  • Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 8.94 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Prologue from a Client
List of Figures
Ch. 1 Evolution of a Spiritual Approach to Counseling 3
Ch. 2 Art Therapy, Spirituality, and Mental Health: Where the Twains Meet 9
Ch. 3 The Belief Art Therapy Assessment: Interview and Evaluation 26
Ch. 4 Spiritual Development, Belief Systems, and Stages of Faith: Impact on Assessment and Treatment 35
Ch. 5 The Belief Art Therapy Assessment Conducted on Adult Artists 64
Ch. 6 Spiritual Art Therapy: A Working Alternative for Emotionally Disturbed Children and Youth 86
Ch. 7 The Spiritual Treatment of a Suicidal, Bulimic Anorectic 111
Ch. 8 Spiritual Reframe: A Pathway for Life 147
Ch. 9 Phototherapy Applications: Exploring Mourning and Loss Issues 151
Ch. 10 A Search for Meaning: Inner and Outer Existence 165
App. Table 1 Table of Comparative Norms 176
App. Table 2 Belief Art Therapy Assessment Interview 178
Bibliography 181
Name Index 187
Subject Index 190
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