Art Therapy: Foundation and Form

Art Therapy: Foundation and Form


By (author) Glenda M Needs

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  • Publisher: Artspeak Gallery
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 15mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 29 December 2012
  • ISBN 10: 0646574531
  • ISBN 13: 9780646574530
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 31,780

Product description

Art Therapy: Foundation and Form is a text aimed at describing the foundations and justifications for the use of art in therapy in a simple, readable format. The text is in two parts, the first discusses the theories underlying the use of art as a therapeutic tool, and the second demonstrates the application of techniques and approaches. Simple images and case studies highlight the concepts discussed. Each chapter includes activities for the reader to explore the concepts, and suggests other authors to further expand the topic knowledge. The author draws upon her extensive experience as an Art Therapist, and her ongoing work with Art Therapy students across Australia, to create a text that gives a solid and clear description of the remarkable power of art to transform lives. This text is essential reading for Art Therapy students, new graduates and other psychotherapists seeking an understanding of art therapy.

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Author information

Glenda has been using the arts therapeutically for many years and completed her Art Therapy training at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. She has also studied extensively in related fields including disability, neuroscience, counselling, and art/drama. Glenda has an extensive background in multimodal arts therapy having worked with many diverse client populations, across many organisational settings, in private practice and in educational roles. Glenda's academic and practical background includes disability work, counselling, clinical supervision, and a specialization in paediatric palliative art therapy. Glenda is the lead art therapist in a major Australian Hospital and is head of the Department of Creative Therapies Training for Ikon Australia. She frequently presents at conferences and as a guest lecturer.