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The Handbook of Art Therapy

By Caroline Case, Tessa Dalley

Routledge – 1992 – 280 pages

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  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-04381-6
    January 9th 1992
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-415-06989-2
    January 9th 1992
    Out-of-print

Description

What is art therapy?

How can art and therapy combine to help individuals understand aspects of their inner life?

This new edition of The Handbook of Art Therapy is thoroughly revised and updated and includes new sections on neurobiological research, and a current review of literature and contemporary practice. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of art therapy in a variety of different settings.

Caroline Case and Tessa Dalley draw on their experience of teaching and practising art therapy, concentrating on what art psychotherapists actually do, where they practice, and how and why art therapy is effective. First-hand accounts of the experience of art therapy from both therapists and clients are used throughout, enriching the discussion of subjects including:

  • the art therapy room
  • art and psychoanalysis
  • art therapy and creativity
  • working with groups in art therapy
  • art therapy with individual patients.

This straight-forward and highly practical Handbook will be invaluable not only as an introduction to the profession but also as a reference for students of art psychotherapy both during and after their training.

Reviews

'Well put together… of special interest to psychotherapists interested in non-verbal self-expression… also be helpful vis-a-vis referrals and the tailoring of treatment to diagnosis.' - Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health

'Very welcome addition to the art therapy literature… well written, thoroughly researched and comprehensive… will not only be of interest to those thinking of entering the profession. It will serve equally well as a basic textbook for art therapy students during their training… For my money, "The Handbook of Art Therapy" is well worth the asking price.' - Inscape

Contents

Foreword. Introduction. The Art Therapy Room. The Therapy in Art Therapy. Theoretical Developments and Influences on Current Art Therapy Practice. Art and Psychoanalysis. The Image in Art Therapy. Development of Psychoanalytic Understanding. The Art Therapist. Art Therapy With Individual Clients. Working With Groups in Art Therapy. Glossary.

Author Bio

Caroline Case is an experienced Art Therapist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in a CAMHS team, in private practice and as a clinical supervisor. She has published widely on her work with children, but also works with adults. Her most recent publication is Imagining Animals: art, psychotherapy and primitive states of mind.

Tessa Dalley is an experienced Art Therapist who works in private practice and as a clinical supervisor. She is also a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in an in-patient adolescent unit and in the Parent-Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre, London. She has published a number of books and articles and is currently editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape.

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Description: By Caroline Case, Tessa Dalley. What is art therapy? How can art and therapy combine to help individuals understand aspects of their inner life? This new edition of The Handbook of Art Therapy is thoroughly revised and updated and includes new sections on neurobiological research, and...
Categories: Creative Arts & Expressive Therapies, Art Therapy