Handbook of Art Therapy

Handbook of Art Therapy

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Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this Handbook provides a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features nearly 100 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment. New to this edition: * incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research * chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new technologies) * chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel * expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 180.34 x 256.54 x 33.02mm | 1,065.94g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1609189752
  • 9781609189754
  • 19,985

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"This extraordinary volume is packed with state-of-the-art research and wisdom from renowned practitioners. Like the First Edition, it will be a 'must read' for years to come for graduate students and practitioners in art therapy and allied fields, and for any therapist who uses art expression in clinical work. It is clinician friendly and eminently useful." - David A. Crenshaw, Rhinebeck Child and Family Center, New York, USA "An essential, integrative tool for introducing new art therapists and other human service professionals to the field of art therapy - and a terrific resource for experienced practitioners, as well. Malchiodi and her contributing authors describe 'what art therapy is' in a clear and direct manner and provide meaningful applications of theory into practice. The volume demonstrates how art therapy actually works to provide psychological aid to a wide range of clients, from children in crisis to combat veterans. New coverage of technology and other topics brings the second edition up to date for this decade and beyond. I look forward to using this handbook as a text in my undergraduate and graduate courses." - Julia Byers, Division of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, USAshow more

About Cathy A. Malchiodi

Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, REAT, is an art therapist, expressive arts therapist, and clinical mental health counselor, as well as a recognized authority on art therapy with children, adults, and families. She has published numerous books, articles, and chapters, and has given more than 350 presentations on art therapy. Dr. Malchiodi is on the faculty of Lesley University and is a visiting professor to universities in the United States and internationally. She is also founder of the Trauma-Informed Practices Institute and has worked with a wide variety of community, national, and international agencies, particularly on the use of art therapy for trauma intervention, disaster relief, mental health, and wellness. The President of Art Therapy Without Borders, a nonprofit organization supporting international art therapy initiatives and service, Dr. Malchiodi is the only person to have received all three of the American Art Therapy Association's highest honors: Distinguished Service Award, Clinician Award, and Honorary Life Member Award. She has also received honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC.show more

Table of contents

Part I: The Art and Science of Art Therapy. Vick, A Brief History of Art Therapy. Malchiodi, Art Therapy and the Brain. Malchiodi, Art Therapy Materials, Media, and Methods. Malchiodi, Art Therapy in Practice: Ethics, Evidence, and Cultural Sensitivity. Part II: Clinical Approaches to Art Therapy. Malchiodi, Psychoanalytic, Analytic, and Object Relations Approaches. Malchiodi, Humanistic Approaches. Malchiodi, Rozum, Cognitive-Behavioral and Mind-body Approaches. Riley, Malchiodi, Solution-Focused and Narrative Approaches. Malchiodi, Developmental Art Therapy. Malchiodi, Expressive Arts Therapy and Multimodal Approaches. Part III: Clinical Applications with Children and Adolescents. Tanaka, Urhausen, Drawing and Storytelling as Psychotherapy with Children. Steele, Kuban, Using Drawing in Short-term Trauma Resolution. Gil, Art and Play Therapy with Sexually Abused Children. Safran, An Art Therapy Approach to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Gabriels, Gaffey, Art Therapy with Children on the Autism Spectrum. Councill, Medical Art Therapy with Children. Miller, Art Therapy with Adolescents. Part IV: Clinical Applications with Adults. Gladding, Art in Counseling. Malchiodi, Creativity and Aging: An Art Therapy Perspective. Spaniol, Art Therapy with Adults with Severe Mental Illness. Wilson, Art Therapy in Addictions Treatment: Creativity and Shame Reduction. Malchiodi, Art Therapy with Combat Veterans and Military Personnel. Malchiodi, Miller, Art Therapy and Domestic Violence. Part V: Clinical Applications with Groups, Families, and Couples. Waller, Group Art Therapy: An Interactive Approach. Liebmann, Developing Themes for Art Therapy Groups. Klorer, Group Approaches with Sexually Abused Children. Malchiodi, Using Art Therapy with Medical Support Groups. Malchiodi, Art Therapy with Families and Couples. Rozum, Art Therapy with Children in Grief and Loss Groups. Part VI: Art-based Assessments. Malchiodi, A Brief Overview of Art-based Assessments. Kaplan, What Art Can and Cannot Tell Us.show more