Tapestry of Cultural Issues in Art Therapy / Edition 1

Tapestry of Cultural Issues in Art Therapy / Edition 1

by Anna R. Hiscox, Abby C. Calisch
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853025763

ISBN-13: 9781853025761

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Working with people from different cultural backgrounds presents practical and theoretical problems for art therapists, as well as the opportunities represented by a medium which crosses linguistic and cultural barriers. In this volume, professionals engaged in art therapy discuss aspects of practice which are affected by an environment of increasing cultural…  See more details below

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Working with people from different cultural backgrounds presents practical and theoretical problems for art therapists, as well as the opportunities represented by a medium which crosses linguistic and cultural barriers. In this volume, professionals engaged in art therapy discuss aspects of practice which are affected by an environment of increasing cultural diversity. Some contributions examine the problems faced by members of ethnic minorities who are caught between assertion of their cultural identities and assimilation into a different social milieu, and the significance of the racial identity and cultural assumptions of the art therapist working with them. Others explore the effect that treating clients from other cultures has had on them, and how they have dealt with the feelings of loss, helplessness and guilt experienced when helping refugees who have suffered traumatic events in their native countries. Each chapter represents a synthesis of the scholarship and the clinical experience of its author, and the book as a whole balances case studies with academic research. While articulating the need for more cultural diversity among practitioners, all the contributors feel that contact with other traditions has enriched them as well as their clients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853025761
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Clinical Issues in Art Therapy: 1. Art Therapy and the Concept of Blackness, Pascale C. Annoual. 2. An Experiential Model for Exploring White Racial Identity and its Impact on Clinical Work, Nancy M. Sidun and Kelly Ducheny. 3. Art Therapy: An Afrocentric Approach, Charlotte Boston, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Gwendolyn M. Short, Mental Health Unit, North Forestville Elementary School. 4. Art Therapy with a Cree Indian Boy, Nadia Ferrara, Native Mental Health Research Team, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal. 5. Surviving the Loss of a Child: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Parents, Romy Montoya-Gregory. 6. Art Therapy with Obese Teens: Racial, Cultural and Therapeutic Implications, Marcia L. Rosal, Expressive Therapies Program, University of Louisville; Lisa Turner-Schikler, Kosair Children's Hospital, and Donna M. Yurt, Kosair Children's Hospital. 7. The Use of Art Therapy in Identity Formation: A Latino Case Study. Marie K. Mauro. 8. An Art Therapist's Countertransference: Working with Refugees who have Survived Organized Violence, Nicole Heusch. 9. Self-Body Image and PTTSD in Australian Spanish Speaking Trauma and Torture Survivors: Empowerment through Imagery-Art-Dialogue, Beth A. Stone, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Sydney. Part II: Educational Issues in Art Therapy: 10. Multicultural Perspectives in Art Therapy Supervision, Abby C. Calisch, Graduate Expressive Therapy Program, University of Louisville. 11. We Wear the Masks: A Study of Black Art Therapy Students, Chantel Laran Lumpkin, AmeriCorps Action for Children Today. 12. Cross-Cultural Inquiry in Art and Therapy, Mona Chebaro. 13. Art Therapy and Native Americans: Blending Culture, Creativity and Healing, Phoebe Farris-Dufrene, Purdue University and Michael Garrett, University of North Carolina. 14. Conflict and Culture in Art Therapy: An Australian Perspective, Andrea Gilroy and Margarete A. Hanna. 15. Cultural Diversity and Implications for Art Therapy Pedagogy, Anna R. Hiscox. 16. The Black Madonna in New Mexico Prison Art, Lindsay Locke. Part III: Personal Constructs in Art Therapy: 17. Hidden Borders, Open Borders: A Therapist's Journey in a Foreign Land, Julia G. Byers, Lesley College, Cambridge MA. 18. Crossing the Border: Cultural Implications of Entering a New Therapy Workplace, Martha P. Haeseler, New York University. 19. Finding Myself in America: An Indian Art Therapist's Experience of Acculturation, Nina M. Mathews.

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