|About the Book|
This book is a useful resource for anyone currently practicing art therapy or seeking to implement an art therapy program. While the intention of the book is to compare and contrast the different ideologies and practices prevalent in art therapyMoreThis book is a useful resource for anyone currently practicing art therapy or seeking to implement an art therapy program. While the intention of the book is to compare and contrast the different ideologies and practices prevalent in art therapy across the globe, it also provides an extensive look at the many venues in which art therapy is successfully applied. Chapters are contributed by many various art therapy experts from around the world, with each one focusing on his/her own experience and specialty. Chapter 1 records the implementation of art therapy in the communal environment at Withymead- Chapter 2 compares the different styles of art therapy in the U.S. and Britain- Chapter 3 covers the methods and uses of group painting in art therapy- Chapter 4 shows how art therapy can be helpful for caregivers of those in tragedy- Chapter 5 details one approach to implementing art therapy with children- Chapter 6 discusses the use of art therapy in the penal system- Chapter 7 shows how art therapy can be healing for victims of cancer- Chapter 8 discusses the relationship between art therapy and medicine- Chapter 9 provides a look at the use of art therapy in patients suffering from dementia- Chapter 10 details the effect of art therapy on patients with dissociative disorders- Chapter 11 shows how art therapy can influence a community- and the final Chapter 12 details how art can be a universal language that expresses the unspeakable. This text brings together many experts in art therapy, the diverse cultures in which they practice, and the varied applications for their healing specialty.