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Interest in the use of digital technology in art therapy has grown significantly in recent years. This book provides an authoritative overview of the applications of digital art therapy with different client groups and considers the implications for practice.

Alongside Cathy Malchiodi, the contributors review the pros and cons of introducing digital technology into art therapy, address the potential ethical and professional issues that can arise and give insight into the effect of digital technology on the brain. They cover a wide range of approaches, from therapeutic filmmaking to the use of tablet and smartphone technology in therapy. Detailed case studies bring the practicalities of using digital technology with children, adolescents and adults to life and the use of social media in art therapy practice, networking and community-building is also discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785927928
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 06/21/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,021,534
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is an art therapist and author of several books, including The Art Therapy Sourcebook and Handbook of Art Therapy (2nd ed.). She is the Founder and Director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute.

Shaun McNiff PhD, ATR is the Provost and Dean of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. An internationally-renowned figure in the creative arts therapies, he has written many critically-acclaimed books including Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination,Educating the Creative Arts Therapist and Depth Psychology of Art. Dr McNiff has been honoured on many occasions for his pioneering contributions to the creative arts therapy field, and he is the 1997 recipient of the America Art Therapy Association's Honorary Life Member Award.

Table of Contents

Section One. Foundations. 1. Introduction to Art Therapy and Digital Technology. Cathy Malchiodi. 2. Ethics, Digital Technology and Social Media. Cathy Malchiodi, Donald Cutcher, and Kristin Belkofer. 3. Interpersonal Downloading: The Relational and Creative Impacts of Technology and New Media in Therapy. Kristin Belkofer and Chris Belkofer. 4. Your Client's Brain on Digital Technology. Cathy Malchiodi. Section Two. The Digital Toolbox-Methods and Media. 5. New Media and Their Effects in Art Therapy. Shaun McNiff. 6. Photo-Art Therapy. Alexander Kopytin. 7. Therapeutic Filmmaking. J. Lauren Johnson. 8. Digital Storytelling and Narrative Therapy. Bronwen Gray and Alan Young. 9. A Telehealth Primer for Art Therapy. Jedediah Walls. 10. The Animation Project. Joe Kavitski and Brian Austin. 11. There's an App for That. Cathy Malchiodi. 12. Virtual Reality Art Therapy. Jeff Lohrius and Cathy Malchiodi. 13. Social Networking Platforms and Social Media. Cathy Malchiodi. Section Three. Clinical and Educational Applications. 14. Digital Art Therapy with Children in Medical Settings. Molly K. Kometiani. 15. Expressive Remix Therapy: Engaging Adolescents Through the Use Of Digital Media Art. Jeffery Jamerson. 16. The One Project: Therapeutic Photography with Adults. Bryce Evans. 17. Dibaajimowin (Stories): Health Promotion through Digitalized Oral Stories. Debra Johnson-Fuller and Elizabeth Warson. 18. Group Art Therapy and Telemedicine. Gudrun Jones, Rachel Rahman and Martine Robson. 19. Digital Devices as Creative Expressive Tools for Adults with Autism. Olena Darewych. 20. Arts-Based Research and Digital Technologies. Shaun McNiff. 21. Computational Art Therapy and Art Therapy Assessment and Research. Seong-in Kim. 22. Digital Media Inclusion in Art Therapy Coursework. Natalie Rae Carlton.

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