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Art Psychotherapy / Edition 2

Art Psychotherapy / Edition 2

by Harriet Wadeson
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Art therapists use the creative process and the issues that surface during art therapy to help their clients increase insight and judgment, cope with stress, work through traumatic experiences, increase cognitive abilities, have better relationships with family and friends, and simply enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of the creative experience.

In this highly anticipated revision of the definitive text on art therapy, author and pioneer art therapist Dr. Harriet Wadeson examines the clinical considerations, education, history, and application of art therapy treatment programs for an array of presenting problems. Reflecting current DSM updates since the first edition's publication, the Second Edition, has been completely updated, with nine new chapters on trauma, crisis, multicultural considerations, community art therapy, and more.

Illustrated with over 150 works of art from clients as well as the author's own personal artwork, and packaged with a companion CD-ROM, which includes more than 100 full-color versions of the illustrations in the book, Art Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of art therapy. Written by one of the most established experts in the field, this book will be informative for practicing art therapists, other mental health practitioners looking to incorporate art therapy into their mental health practice, students in these disciplines, and those interested in entering the art therapy profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470417003
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/24/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Harriet Wadeson, PhD, LCSW, ATR-BC, HLM, established and directed the Art Therapy Graduate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago for twenty-three years. She is the author of six books on art therapy and over seventy articles in professional journals. She is an Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), the profession's highest honor, and has been awarded a Resolution of Commendation from the Illinois State Legislature, as well as numerous awards for her art, research, and scientific exhibits. In addition to holding many offices on the AATA's Executive Board, she is a past associate editor of Art Therapy, the journal of the AATA. She is a frequent international guest lecturer and currently heads the Art Therapy Program at Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition xi

Preface xv

Preface to the First Edition (Revised) xix

Acknowledgments xxv

Acknowledgments to the First Edition xxvii

Part I Principles and Application

1 Creative Process 3

2 Advantages of Art Therapy 9

3 Roots and Application of Art Therapy 15

4 Institutional Influences 25

5 Therapeutic Relationship 33

6 Multicultural Issues 49

Part II Trauma

7 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 81

8 Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 99

9 Crisis 111

Part III Mood Disorders

10 Depression 131

11 Bipolar Disorder 155

12 Suicide 169

Part 4 Schizophrenia

13 General Characteristics and Clinical Considerations in Schizophrenia 203

14 Phenomenology of Schizophrenia Expressed in Art 221

15 Institutional Impact 255

16 Art Expression and Recovery Style in Acute Schizophrenia 271

17 Comparison of Art Expression in Schizophrenia, Depression, and Bipolar Psychosis 285

Part 5 Physical Conditions

18 Medical Conditions 293

19 Substance Abuse 319

Part 6 Structuring Art Therapy

20 Short-Term Hospitalization and Aftercare 337

21 Group Art Therapy 351

22 Family Art Therapy 397

23 Drawing Dreams 435

24 Combining Expressive Therapies 447

25 Community Art Therapy 459

26 Research 477


27 Art For Professional Self-Processing 495

Concluding Remarks 531

Appendix 533

References 537

Author Index 545

Subject Index 547

About the CD-ROM 553

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