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Art Therapy and Learning Disabilities

"Don't guess my happiness"

Edited by Stephanie Bull, Kevin O'Farrell

Routledge – 2012 – 200 pages

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    April 25th 2012
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Description

In this book Stephanie Bull and Kevin O’Farrell bring together practising clinicians who provide an insight into using contemporary art therapy with people with learning disabilities. The authentic voice of people who have learning disabilities is central to the book, and case examples, snapshots of thoughts, dialogue, photographs and artwork are included to ensure that the subjects' voices are heard.

The book covers:

  • having a learning disability
  • loss and bereavement
  • attachment and separation
  • infantilisation
  • fear
  • powerlessness
  • self and identity.

This accessible and thought-provoking book is essential reading for anyone involved with people with learning disabilities including art therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, students and carers.

Contents

Sinason, Foreword. O’Farrell, Introduction. Bull, Personalisation and a New Landscape for Learning Disability Services. Part I: Having a Learning Disability. Caven, The Question of What to Say and How to Say it?Part II: Loss. Dee, Loss, Bereavement and Learning Disabilities – A Theoretical Overview. Dee, Shaping Loss. Bull and Shallcross, Leila’s Shunt: "If I Did Not Have the Shunt in My Head I Would Have Been OK".Part III: Attachment and Separation. Storey, Skating in the Dark. Part IV: Infantilisation. Goody, Stuck in Childhood?Part V: Fear. Ashby, The Long Fingers of Fear. Part VI: Powerlessness. Bruckland, "It Makes Me Jump When I Fall Over".Part VII: Self and Identity. Bull, "The Beast Can Scream". O’Farrell, Conclusion.

Name: Art Therapy and Learning Disabilities: "Don't guess my happiness" (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Stephanie Bull, Kevin O'Farrell. In this book Stephanie Bull and Kevin O’Farrell bring together practising clinicians who provide an insight into using contemporary art therapy with people with learning disabilities. The authentic voice of people who have learning disabilities...
Categories: Art Therapy, Learning Difficulties and Intellectual Disability, Creative Arts & Expressive Therapies