1st Edition

A Guide to Art Therapy Materials, Methods, and Applications
A Practical Step-by-Step Approach

ISBN 9781138209428
Published August 22, 2017 by Routledge
204 Pages 199 B/W Illustrations

USD $48.95

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Book Description

Written by a well-respected author and practitioner in the field of art therapy, A Guide to Art Therapy Materials, Methods, and Applications is an innovative, comprehensive text that guides readers in how to use basic to advanced art materials and methods in a wide range of clinical settings. Through the lens of both developmental stages and assessment, the book offers practical, step-by-step instructions to incorporate these materials and methods into therapeutic work with clients of all ages and populations. In addition to such classic tools as drawing, paints, pastels, and clay, coverage of materials and special topics extends beyond the existing literature to include glass, knitting, quilting, wood burning, felting, digital applications, phototherapy, byproducts, and more. Unlike previous guides, this book specifies population benefits and contraindications for each material and technique. This research-based guide for using art materials in a safe and effective manner will be a welcome resource for students, seasoned art therapists, and mental health counselors.

Table of Contents

Preface  Acknowledgements  About the Author   Section I: Safety of Materials, Development Stages, and Assessment.  1. Considerations on Safety and Art Materials  2. Developmental Stages, Assessment, and Holistic Considerations  Section II: Basic Materials, Techniques, and Strategies  3. Basic Materials and Techniques: Strategies and Case Examples  Section III: Advanced Materials, Techniques, and Strategies  4. Advanced Materials and Techniques: Strategies and Case Examples  Section IV: Byproduct Usage and Miscellaneous Applications  5. Byproducts and Miscellaneous Applications

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Ellen G. Horovitz, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, E-RYT, LFYP, C-IAYT, founded the art therapy program at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, is now professor emerita, and currently is in private practice. She is a licensed art therapist, yoga teacher, and certified yoga therapist. She has authored eight books, contributed numerous book chapters, and published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. She conducts lectures and workshops internationally and her artwork is represented in numerous private collections. More information can be found at http://www.ellenghorovitz.com and http://www.yogartherapy.com.

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