What is Art Therapy? How do art therapists use art
to understand and help people? What does the future of
art therapy look like?
These questions and are answered in this
comprehensive overview of the field of art therapy,
the first of it’s kind.
This book provides a ‘map of the territory’ of
this rapidly-growing discipline. Surveying the field
from a both a historical and a current perspective,
the book covers a wide variety of practitioners and
approaches. The reader will learn how art therapy is
used to asses and to treat people of all ages and
conditions - in many kinds of settings, including
clinics, hospitals, schools, prisons, community
centres, and nursing homes.
Art Therapy: An Introduction brings art therapy to
life with over 40 clinical vignettes and almost 200
illustrations of artwork and of art therapy in action.
Offering a rich array of sources and resources, the
book will be of interest to clinicians and teachers in
many fields, such as psychiatry, psychology, social
work, counselling, art, and education. An Appendix
illustrates the process of art therapy with an
unpublished case study by Laurie Wilson, Ph.D., ATR,
Professor of Art Therapy at New York University and
Faculty, Psychoanalytic Institute of N.Y.U.