Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy: Trends, Movements, and Developments

Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy: Trends, Movements, and Developments


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Emerging Perspectives in Art Therapy aims to document newly emerging trends in the field of art therapy and to offer a vision of the future practices. This exciting new volume contains a diverse selection of chapters written to examine the current transitional phase of the profession where new paradigms of thinking and research methods are emerging due to the continued examination of old assumptions and development of new knowledge. Specific attention is paid to emergent knowledge in the areas of neuropsychological applications, philosophical foundations, research, multicultural and international practices, and art as therapy in allied professions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138652354
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/08/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Carolan, Ed.D., ATR-BC, is a Board-Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Psychologist. He designed, developed, and currently serves as the director of the Ph.D. in Art Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University. He has over 25 years of experience as an educator in Art Therapy Psychology and 35 years of clinical experience in working primarily with adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Carolan has a private practice in Northern California and is the training director for Art Therapy/MFT interns in the San Mateo School District in Northern California. He is the 2014 recipient of the Educator of the Year Award from AATA and the Keller TeachingAward from Notre Dame de Namur University. His areas of professional interest and inquiry include addiction, psychological recovery, and intentional living.

Amy Backos, Ph.D., ATR-BC, is a Board Certified Art Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, and Chair of Graduate Art Therapy Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University located in the San Francisco Bay Area. She serves as a member of the AATA Research Committee and of the Editorial Board of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. In addition to teaching in the MA and Ph.D. Art Therapy programs, she is Chair of the Internal Review Board at Notre Dame. She teaches art therapy in Nicaragua, works as a consultant to international businesses, and provides art therapy at a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Her clinical work includes 20 years with children, teens, and adults who experienced sexual assault and intimate partner violence, combat trauma, and substance abuse disorders. Additionally, Dr. Backos has six years of experience with the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital providing evidence-based treatments and art therapy for veterans with PTSD, as well as working as a research associate conducting research on PTSD with Vietnam and Iraq veterans.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction. Part I: Theory. 2 Philosophical Foundations of Art Therapy. 3 Theory and Art Therapy. 4 Neuropsychology and Art Therapy. 5 Education in Art Therapy. 6 Research in Art Therapy. 7 Technology in Art Therapy. Part II: Practice. 8 Ethics in Art Therapy. 9 Wisdom Through Diversity in Art Therapy. 10 Art Therapy and Social Change. 11 Global Art Therapy. 12 Supervision and Training. 13 Professional Development. References. Index.

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