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Illustrated with over 100 children's drawings, this practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with young people by integrating drawing into therapy. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing.

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Demonstrates how clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. Provides guidelines for helping children draw, asking appropriate questions, and understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the artmaking process itself. Includes some 100 b&w examples of drawings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.

About the Author

Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, LPCC, CPAT, REAT, is Director of the Institute for the Arts & Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She has authored or coauthored three previous books and has published and lectured widely on topics including the use of art therapy with trauma, child physical and sexual abuse, and medical problems.

Table of Contents

1. A Historical Perspective on Children's Drawings

2. Children's Drawings in Context

3. Working with Children and Their Drawings

4. Developmental Aspects of Children's Drawings

5. Emotional Content of Children's Drawings

6. Interpersonal Aspects of Children's Drawings

7. Somatic and Spiritual Aspects of Children's Drawings

8. Ethical Considerations and Children's Drawings

Appendix: Materials and Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572303720
Foreword:
Gil, Eliana
Author:
Gil, Eliana
Author:
Malchiodi, Cathy A.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Psychological aspects
Subject:
Brief psychotherapy
Subject:
Art therapy
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19980731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
252
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.

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