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Art Therapy and Social Action

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Art Therapy and Social Action

Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy in their work to address social problems. Examining the expanding role of art practitioner as social activist, leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. The contributors provide examples of innovative programs on a range of topics, including those designed to address gun crime, homelessness, racism and experiences of terrorism, among others.

This timely book provides new techniques and successful models for art therapists, counselors and mental health practitioners working directly with the challenges of modern society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843107989
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 324,548
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Frances F. Kaplan is an eminent art therapist and teaches graduate art therapy courses at Marylhurst College and Portland State University, both in Oregon. She has published widely, presented at national conferences, worked for peace organizations.

Lani Gerity worked with dissociative adults for more than a decade in New York and has presented internationally and written on the dissociative patient, and on puppetry with adults. She currently practises art therapy in Ontario, Canada, assists with an art therapy programme for refugee children, serves as a visiting faculty member at New York University, and leads puppet-making workshops.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Frances F. Kaplan, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR. Part I. Expanding the Therapeutic Role. 1. Art Therapy as a Tool for Social Change: A Conceptual Model. Dan Hocoy, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA. 2.The Art Therapist as Social Activist: Reflections on a Life. Maxine Borowsky Junge, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. Part II. Acting and Reflecting on the Action. 3.Facing Homelessness: A Community Mask Making Project. Pat B. Allen, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 4.Wielding the Shield: The Art Therapist as Conscious Witness in the Realm of Social Action. Pat B. Allen. Part III. Resolving Conflict. 5.Art and Conflict Resolution. Frances F. Kaplan. 6. Drawing Out Conflict. Anndy Wiselogle, East Metro Meditation of the City of Gresham, Gresham, OR. Part IV. Confronting Anger and Aggression. 7.Anger Management Art Therapy for Clients in the Mental Health System. Marian Liebmann, Inner City Mental Health Service, Bristol, UK. 8. Symbolic Interactionism, Aggression, and Art Therapy. David Gussak, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 9.The Paper People Project on Gun Violence. Rachel Citron O'Rourke, Portland, OR. Part V. Healing Trauma. 10. Some Personal and Clinical Thoughts About Trauma, Art, and World Events. Annette Shore, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR 11. Artmaking as a Response to Terrorism. Rachel Lev-Weisel, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel and Nancy Slater, Adler School for Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL. Part VI. Building Community. 12. Unity in Diversity: Communal Pluralism in the Art Studio and the Classroom. Michael Franklin, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, Merryl E. Rothaus,Naropa University, Boulder, CA and Kendra Schpok, Mount Saint Vincent Home,Denver, CO. 13. Art and Community Building from the Puppet- and Mask Maker's Perspective. Lani Gerity, Prospect, Nova Scotia, Canada and Edward "Ned" Albert Bear, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. 14. Art Therapy for this Multicultural World Susan Berkowitz, Founder, All People's Day®, Lake Hiawatha, NJ. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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