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Supervision of Art Psychotherapy: A Theoretical and Practical Handbook / Edition 1

Supervision of Art Psychotherapy: A Theoretical and Practical Handbook / Edition 1

by Joy Schaverien, Caroline CaseJoy Schaverien
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Supervision of Art Psychotherapy will be an inspiration for advanced practitioners and students in training. It is the first book to formulate a unique theoretical base to current practice in art psychotherapy supervision. A central theme is the nature of the image in supervision, defining its difference from other forms of supervision in the mental health professions. Clinical practice is brought to life through vivid vignettes from diverse settings with a variety of client groups.

  • part I establishes a theoretical base, introducing innovations in practice and addressing complex clinical issues in child and adult work. Topics include the narrative of imagery in supervision, enchantment, ambivalence, a topographical approach, engagement in supervision, and working with the network in art psychotherapy with children
  • part II focuses on supervision in groups addressing training, difference and peer group image consultation, as well as supervision of experienced practitioners
  • part III explores theory related to purposes and challenges in supervision and research.

A vital contribution to the literature in the context of Continuing Professional Development, this volume establishes the image as central in the supervision of art psychotherapists. It brings the experience of the artist in the psychotherapist into the frame, provoking questions about the meaning of images and image making in supervision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415409612
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/26/2007
Series: Supervision in the Arts Therapies Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joy Schaverien is a Jungian Analyst in private practice, Visiting Professor in Art Psychotherapy at the University of Sheffield, a Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology in London, and a Training Therapist and Supervisor for the British Association of Psychotherapists. 

Caroline Case is an Analytical Art Therapist working in private practice with children and adults. She is also a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in a child and family mental health service in the NHS in Bristol.

Table of Contents

Schaverien, Introduction. Case, Review of the Literature on Art Therapy Supervision. Part I: Theoretical Innovations in Individual Supervision. Damarell, The Supervisor’s Eyes. Schaverien, Framing Enchantment: Countertransference in Analytical Art Psychotherapy Supervision. Dalley, Piecing Together the Jigsaw Puzzle: Thinking about the Clinical Supervision of Art Therapists Working with Children and Young People. Henley, Supervisory Responses to Child Art Therapy: Assessment, Intervention and Outcome. Case, Imagery in Supervision: The Non-verbal Narrative of Knowing. Part II: Theoretical Innovations in Group Supervision. Laine, Image Consultation: Supporting the Work of Art Therapists. Skaife, Working in Black and White: An Art Therapy Supervision Group. Robbins, The Art of Supervision. Brown, Meyerowitz-Katz & Ryde, Thinking with Image Making: Supervising Student Art Therapists. Part II: Purposes and Challenges in Supervision and Research. Wood, Agency and Attention: Purposes of Supervision. Killick, Working with Ambivalence in the Clinical Supervision of Art Therapists. Gilroy, In Pursuit of an Object: The Supervision of Art Therapy Research.

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