Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Author: Sangeeta Prasad
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006940
Format: PDF, ePub
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Whether working in urban areas with high levels of cultural diversity, providing art therapy to 'unique' populations such as prisoners or asylums seekers, or introducing art therapy programs to parts of the world in which it is not yet established, it is essential that therapists understand the importance of practicing in a culturally sensitive manner. This comprehensive book considers how culture impacts the practice of art therapy in a variety of settings. With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments, this book attempts to understand and highlight the specific cultural, subcultural and ethnic influences that inform art therapy treatment. It addresses variable factors including setting, population, environment and ability, and how they influence art therapy approaches. It also considers how cultural differences can impact physical art making through choices of color, symbol and metaphor. Each chapter provides a framework showing how art therapy techniques have been used in order to successfully work with distinct populations. This book will provide practitioners with ideas for how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the setting and meet the needs of a vast range of populations. Full of informative case studies, this book will be invaluable reading for art therapists and students of art therapy.

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Author: Paula Howie
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub
ISBN: 9781849059169
Format: PDF, ePub
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In today's society it is essential that therapists understand the importance of practicing in a culturally sensitive manner. This comprehensive book considers how culture impacts the practice of art therapy in a variety of contexts.

Tapestry of Cultural Issues in Art Therapy

Author: Anna R. Hiscox
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853025761
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Professionals engaged in art therapy discuss aspects of practice which are affected by an environment of increasing cultural diversity. Some contributions examine problems faced by members of ethnic minorities who are caught between assertion of their cultural identities and assimilation into a different social milieu.

Ethics in Art Therapy

Author: Lisa R. Furman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Due to the complicated nature of using art and art materials in clinical practice, art therapists are often confronted with ethical considerations that are unique to their field. This book explores challenging topics in the ethical practice of art therapy. Professional guidelines do not always address the gray areas of important ethical issues in art therapy practice. Art therapists must therefore have a strong sense of personal standards by which to navigate morally ambiguous situations. Using case examples and current ethical theory, the book provides much-needed guidance for how to handle dilemmas such as receiving client art as gifts, displaying client art, religious and sexual issues, and the documentation and digital dissemination of confidential material and artwork. This book will be a valuable resource for art therapy students, graduate supervisors, new practitioners, and more experienced clinicians looking to increase their awareness of complex ethical issues.

Art Therapy Practice

Author: Harriet Wadeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
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Incorporate both traditional and new techniques of art therapy into your clinical work Changes in society have shaped the field of art therapy and fueled its expansion into new environments, where innovative approaches are essential in order to meet the needs of a new generation of clients. Written by Harriet Wadeson, a pioneer and expert in the field of art therapy, Art Therapy Practice offers you a broad view of this growing profession, demonstrating art therapy′s great diversity and covering all the clinical settings in which it is and can be used. Featuring case examples and client artwork, this book provides clear instruction on both the classic and contemporary techniques necessary for working with children, adolescents, and adults. Covering a wide variety of presenting problems, including developmental delay, sexual abuse, homelessness, and more, Wadeson also presents fresh ways of working with a new population of clients––from inner–city youths plagued by violence and abuse, to individuals suffering from Alzheimer′s or AIDS, to those in outpatient treatment facilities. Insight and activities for helping these new and evolving patient groups is provided, along with a section devoted to specific art therapy projects utilizing a variety of media. Art Therapy Practice will stimulate your creativity and help you encourage it in your clients––in their art and in their lives.

A Traveler s Guide to Art Therapy Supervision

Author: Monica Carpendale
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426989911
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The intention of this book is three-fold: to be a supervision handbook for art therapy students; to be a self or peer supervision resource for professional therapists; and to provide a framework for training art therapy supervisors. While the underlying framework is grounded in psychoanalysis and existentialism, the 'Traveler's Guide' introduces a hermeneutic phenomenological method which incorporates social constructivism and metaphor theory. The book covers key aspects of supervision: identifying the principles and goals, discusses different models and techniques, explores the state of mind and attitude of the supervisor, focuses on the awareness of culture, reflects on transference and counter transference dynamics, the supervisee supervisor relationship and the challenges that can emerge. Metaphors weave throughout the book. The journey metaphor of engaging in open ended exploration runs through the chapters with ecological and gardening metaphors sprouting at different points. Written as a 'traveler's guide' the combination of theory and creative activities are intended to deepen the exploration. The Traveler's Guide will be of value for all counselors and therapists, beginners and professionals. It provides the backbone for understanding the process and a rich resource of art based activities for deepening the supervisee's engagement.

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Author: Richard Carr
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428395
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice. Contributors explore the complex relationship between art and creativity and neurological functions such as those that occur during stress response, immune functioning, child developmental phases, gender difference, the processing of imagery, attachment, and trauma. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy. This book is essential reading for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners, and students.

The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy

Author: David E. Gussak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118306597
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject. The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood

Forensic Arts Therapies

Author: Kate Rothwell
Publisher: Free Association Books
ISBN: 9781853432194
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The field of forensic arts therapies is dynamic and diverse, and so this unique volume covers a fascinating range of work. It brings together a collection of presentations given at FATAG conferences, case studies, research, new developments in theory, and explorations in the peculiarities of forensic arts therapies: art, music, drama, and dance. Therapists work with male and female offenders in detained in prisons or secure health care units, or sometimes with patients involved in probation or counselling services, victim support, and other services and institutions concerned with understanding the causes and effects of crime. The experiences described are often difficult, but also very rewarding for all involved. Arts therapy (in any of its forms) regularly has a profound and beneficial effect on the life of an offender. This thought-provoking and enlightening work gives an insight into how these skilled professionals have been a necessary part of UK forensic services for more than four decades. The Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group (FATAG) is a voluntary organisation which aims to provide support, advice and opportunities for continuing professional development for arts therapists working in forensic or secure settings and trainee arts therapists on clinical placement in forensics. Kate Rothwell is the Head of Arts Therapies for the Forensic Directorate of the East London Foundation NHS Trust and current convener of the Forensic Arts Therapies Advisory Group. Kate is also an art therapist at H.M.P Grendon, published author, private practitioner and provides educational and examining input for MA Art Therapy UK programmes.