Art Psychotherapy

Art Psychotherapy

by Harriet Wadeson
ISBN-10:
0471063835
ISBN-13:
9780471063834
Pub. Date:
03/28/1980
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

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Art Psychotherapy

The definitive text on the art therapy field and the first to deal with a broad spectrum of psychiatric populations. Opening section discusses such fundamentals as history, philosophy, etc. Subsequent sections deal with how art therapy can be used in treating/understanding affective disorders, schizophrenia, neurosis and addiction; and as a tool in group or family therapy. Final section is first to examine problems in research. Includes 150 illustrations, with patient/client comments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471063834
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/1980
Series: Personality Processes Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 3.03(w) x 3.03(h) x (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

PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION.
Creative Process in Life.
Advantages of Art Therapy.
History and Application of Art Therapy.
Institutional Politics.
Art Therapy Training.
Therapeutic Relationship.
AFFECTIVE DISORDERS.
Depression.
Manic-Depressive Psychosis.
Suicide.
Combining Expressive Therapies in an Effort to Survive on a Depression Ward.
SCHIZOPHRENIA.
General Characteristics and Clinical Considerations in Schizophrenia.
Phenomenology of Schizophrenia Expressed in Art.
Institutional Impact.
Art Expression and Recovery Style in Acute Schizophrenia.
Comparison of Art Expression in Schizophrenia, Depression, and Manic-Depressive Psychosis.
NEUROSIS AND ADDICTION.
Just Plain Folks.
Dreams.
Alcohol Abuse.
GROUP AND FAMILY ART THERAPY.
Group Art Therapy.
Family Art Therapy.
RESEARCH.
Problems in Art Therapy Research.
Appendix.
References.
Index.

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