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A Guide to Art Therapy Materials, Methods, and Applications

A Practical Step-by-Step Approach

By Ellen G. Horovitz

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192 pages | 199 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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

About the Author

Ellen G. Horovitz, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, C-IAYT, is currently in private practice (www.yogartherapy.com) and serves as a telehealth mental health counselor for several online companies, including Breakthrough.com. Shehas authored eight books in the fields of art therapy and yoga therapy and founded the graduate art therapy program at Nazareth College, where she was a professor for 35 years. Dr. Horovitz has also served on the American Art Therapy Association’s board of directors and as president-elect, and she was past media editor for Arts & Health: An International Journal of Research, Policy and Practice.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY034000
PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability