Synopses & Reviews
A growing number of art therapists are trained also in group analytic psychotherapy. The merging of these two disciplines in the art psychotherapy group provide a new form of treatment, and offers clients an opportunity for the communication of feelings which is not possible in purely verbal groups. Contributors to this book discuss the significance of enactment through the use of space and materials and ask whether a model can be applied universally to art therapy group work with diverse client groups.
Contributors include Neil Springham, Angela Byers, Frances Prokofiev and Sara Deco.
A series of essays exploring new theories and models for art psychotherapy, drawing on case studies of work done with drug and alcohol abusers, institutionalised patients moving into the community, forensic patients, children, and the elderly.
A growing number of art therapists are also trained in group analytic psychotherapy. This book explores the new theories and models for practice arising from the merging of these two disciplines.
Contributors ask whether a model can be applied universally to art therapy group work with diverse client groups. They present in-depth case studies looking at work with the following: -
* drug and alcohol abusers
* forensic patients
* patients on acute psychiatric wards
* the cognitively-impaired elderly
* institutionalised patients moving into the community
A common theme which emerges is that the physical use of art materials and the space of the art room offer a possibility for communication of feelings which is not possible in purely verbal groups. This allows clients who would not normally be considered for group therapy to benefit from a psychodynamic group process.