Synopses & Reviews
The definitive text on the art therapy field and the first to deal with a broad spectrum of psychiatric populations. Opening section discusses such fundamentals as history, philosophy, etc. Subsequent sections deal with how art therapy can be used in treating/understanding affective disorders, schizophrenia, neurosis and addiction; and as a tool in group or family therapy. Final section is first to examine problems in research. Includes 150 illustrations, with patient/client comments.
Table of Contents
PHILOSOPHY, PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATION.
Creative Process in Life.
Advantages of Art Therapy.
History and Application of Art Therapy.
Art Therapy Training.
Combining Expressive Therapies in an Effort to Survive on a Depression Ward.
General Characteristics and Clinical Considerations in Schizophrenia.
Phenomenology of Schizophrenia Expressed in Art.
Art Expression and Recovery Style in Acute Schizophrenia.
Comparison of Art Expression in Schizophrenia, Depression, and Manic-Depressive Psychosis.
NEUROSIS AND ADDICTION.
Just Plain Folks.
GROUP AND FAMILY ART THERAPY.
Group Art Therapy.
Family Art Therapy.
Problems in Art Therapy Research.