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Art Therapy, Race and Culture / Edition 1

Art Therapy, Race and Culture / Edition 1

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While therapists are increasingly working with multi-ethnic client groups, there is a paucity of material available for them to develop approaches, which meet diverse cultural and racial needs. Art Therapy, Race and Culture is a stimulating and inspiring collection which explores the often contentious themes of race, racism and culture in relation to the experience of art therapy, in a positive and constructive way. Contributors examine the impact of racial perceptions in their own experience, their clients' lives, and on the interaction of therapist and client.
The potential of art therapy as a force of liberation, and art therapists as cultural activists, is explored. Cultural differences in meanings applied to 'colour' and to the nature of art are also discussed. Illustrated with line drawings and photographs, the book presents work, ideas and theories based on the practical experiences of therapists from many different backgrounds and their work with clients from equally diverse origins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853025785
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Jean Campbell has had an extensive career as an art therapist in medical, community and educational settings. She currently works in private practice and primary health care. Marian Liebmann worked in education, art therapy, victim support and probation, and has been involved in community, victim offender and schools mediation. For eight years she worked for Mediation UK, the umbrella organization for mediation, as director and projects adviser. She has written/edited seven books in the fields of art therapy, mediation and conflict resolution, and contributed chapters to many others. She currently divides her time between freelance mediation training, art therapy, supervision and writing. Frederica Brooks recently trained as an art therapist at Goldsmiths College, London, after pursuing a lengthy career in fine art and community arts. Jenny Jones is an artist and art therapist, and is studying an MA in feminist history, theory and criticism of the visual arts at Leeds University. Cathy Ward has a background in fine art and community arts, manages a social service family unit and is a visiting lecturer on the play therapy diploma course at Roehampton.
The editorial group are all members of the Art Therapy, Race and Culture Group (of the British Association of Art Therapists) and are from diverse backgrounds, including African-Caribbean, British, Irish and Jewish.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Section 1: Working with Race, Racism and Difference in Art Therapy. 1. Living colour in art therapy, Jean Campbell and Vicky Barber, art therapists in private practice, London 2. Echoing the steps of my ancestors, Cherry Lawrence, art therapist and community worker, and Heather Barford, Brighton and Hove Social Services. 3. The scapegoat: Jewish experience and art psychotherapy, Joy Schaverien, Jungian analyst in private practice and analytical art therapist, Leicestershire. 4. Foreign images: images of race and culture, Caroline Case, analytic art therapist in private practice, Stirling. 5. Thrown in at the deep end, Jenny Cooper, art therapist, Shipley, West Yorkshire. 6. My God! Look at me! Pauline Mottram, Hertfordshire University. 7. Culturally sensitive therapy: accents, approaches and tools, Ranju Roy, art therapist, Bridgewater, Somerset. Section 2: Culture, Class and Art Therapy. 8. Class issues in therapy, Chris Wood, Sheffield University. 9. Drawing lines: art therapists and psychiatric services working in collaboration with contemporary artists, Lyn French, Picture This, London. Section 3: Philosophies of Therapy and Practice: East and West. 10. Issues of empowerment in a multi-cultural art therapy group, Sally Weston, Bradford Mental Health Service. 11. Taoism and art therapy: flowing and stuckness, Malcolm Learmonth, Creative Therapy Unit and Exeter University. Section 4: Therapists: A Question of Identity. 12. Crossing the meniscus: art therapy and Local Agenda 21, Jenny Jones, Leeds University. 13. Group issues from a Black art psychotherapist's viewpoint, Yvonne Crawford, Kneesworth House Hospital, Hertfordshire. 14. Art therapy and Jewish identity: stories from Jewish art therapists, Cathy Ward, Roehampton Institute, and Marian Liebmann, freelance mediator and art therapist. 15. Being White: engaging with a changing world, Marian Liebmann, freelance mediator and art therapist. Section 5: Training: Preparing the Ground. 16. A Black perspective on art therapy training, Frederica Brooks, Goldsmiths College, London. 17. Art therapy training and race and culture, Cathy Ward, Roehampton Institute.

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