The International Handbook of Art Therapy in Palliative and Bereavement Care
Over 50 art therapists from around the world write about the transforming power of art therapy in the lives of those facing terminal illness, dementia, loss, and grief. They offer practical descriptions and techniques for working with adults and children to guide professionals, including those new to using art therapy and creative approaches in end-of-life care services.
This international handbook is essential reading for arts therapists, social workers, medical personnel, faith leaders, and psychologists interested in a collaborative and accessible approach to working with patients and families affected by loss.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 178 x 254 x 27.94mm | 413g
- 27 Jun 2019
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 4 Tables, black and white; 140 Illustrations, black and white
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27 Jun 2019
17 Sep 2013
23 Feb 2014
04 Mar 2015
01 Nov 2008
30 Jun 2019
16 Nov 2016
28 May 2019
31 Oct 2016
04 Mar 2015
20 Dec 2013
11 Nov 2019
29 Apr 2015
16 Sep 2016
10 Jan 2013
22 Jan 2008
23 Jul 2012
21 Mar 2014
Table of contents
Faye Gishen, PhD, BSc, FRCP, SFHEA, FAcadMedEd
"Why is art therapy so effective in alleviating distress and suffering? How do art therapists support the palliative and bereavement care communities? These questions and more are expertly addressed in this comprehensive collection of chapters, covering the range of issues and detailing the ways in which art therapists from diverse settings around the world are uniquely equipped to help."
Donna Betts, PhD, ATR-BC, past president, the American Art Therapy Association; clinical research advisor, Creative Forces, National Endowment for the Arts Military Healing Arts Network; adjunct associate professor of art therapy, George Washington University
"This book assembles a team of internationally-renowned art therapists who share a commitment to rigorous, analytically-derived but non-polarized expositions of their work. The contributors reflect on many aspects of art therapy, demonstrating how it can address spiritual needs in different groups of patients approaching the end of life. It is both illuminating, moving and intensely practical."
Professor Sheila Payne, emeritus professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University
"This book is a valuable initiative, bringing together such a diverse range of voices and contexts. It will undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the field of art therapy in palliative and bereavement care."
Jill Westwood, PhD, MA (RCA), PG Dip Art Therapy, BA (Hons), fine art HCPC registered art psychotherapist; programme convenor, Department of Social, Therapeutic & Community Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London
"Art therapy in palliative and bereavement care is a rich and multifaceted practice. Art therapists who support patients and their families at the end of life must find courage in the face of suffering and hope in the healing power of creative engagement. Helping patients tell their stories while there is still time, express the truths of relationships, and leave behind an intentional legacy are among the gifts of this work. This handbook offers principles, research and case examples from art therapists in a dozen countries, including work with children, adults, hospice, community, and prison populations, and bereavement support for families. The topics included reflect the nuances of adapting art therapy practice to different cultures and belief systems. The handbook is an inspiring resource for any art therapist working in palliative care."
Tracy Councill, art therapy program director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Georgetown/Lombardi at Tracy's Kids
About Michele Wood
Becky Jacobson LPC, ATR, LMT has provided art therapy within hospice, bereavement, mental health, and community-based programs locally and internationally. Her work focuses on combining psychotherapy, mindfulness, and creative self-expression.
Hannah Cridford BA (Hons), MDes, MA is an HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist, working in two hospices in the UK. She was awarded the Corinne Burton Memorial Trust Scholarship in 2010.