Telling without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality / Edition 1

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Overview

This extensively illustrated book shows how abused individuals simultaneously express and camouflage dissociated and repressed information in drawings.

Examines how creative expression can simultaneously disclose & camouflage repressed & dissociated information in artwork.

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Art therapists explain how a patient's drawings can both reveal and camouflage repressed and dissociated information. They summarize the essential ingredients of therapeutic artmaking, introduce their integrative method for comprehending the levels of meaning in pictorial communications, and analyze about 180 drawings, paintings, and collages by more than two dozen adults diagnosed with dissociative identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393701968
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 962,686
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Terminology Used in This Book
Preface
Introduction
1 The Integrative Method: Making Sense of Art 1
2 The Ten Category Model: Window into the World of MPD 15
3 System Pictures: Parts of the Self 21
4 Chaos Pictures: The System in Disorder 41
5 Fragmentation Pictures: The Fractured Sense of Self 61
6 Barrier Pictures: Dividing Lines 81
7 Threat Pictures: Danger from Within 107
8 Induction Pictures: Self-Hypnotic Process 127
9 Trance Pictures: Internal Realities 145
10 Abreaction Pictures: Traumatic Experience Revisited 169
11 Switching Pictures: The Serial Self 193
12 Alert Pictures: Telling without Talking 221
13 Cara, A Case Study: Breaking the Code 241
Afterword 291
Glossary 295
Bibliography 299
Index 305
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