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1st Edition

Art-Based Supervision
Cultivating Therapeutic Insight Through Imagery

ISBN 9781138814370
Published June 29, 2016 by Routledge
232 Pages - 113 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Art-Based Supervision is a unique text for graduate supervision classes and seminars as well as a resource for post-graduate supervisors and practitioners. It offers a new view of supervision, one that incorporates both images and words as tools to investigate and communicate the interactions that occur in therapy and in the systems in which clinicians work. The fundamental principles of supervision provided in the book are useful for anyone interested in exploring the use of images to support reflection, understanding, and empathy in their work. Full-color images further enrich the narrative.

In addition to supervision courses, Art-based Supervision may be used for introductory art therapy, psychology, social work, and counseling courses for readers interested in a broad range of intimate examples of the challenges of therapeutic work and the use of response art to grasp nuanced communication.

Table of Contents

List of Figures  About the Author Foreword  Preface  Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. Fundamental Principals of Supervision  2. A History of Art-based Supervision  3.Creating a Space for Image Making 4.Engaging Images Brought Into Art-Based Supervision  5. Understanding Power  6. Harm’s Touch: How We Are Affected by What We Witness  7. Art-based Supervision in Graduate Education  8. Postgraduate Art-based Supervision  9.Interdisciplinary Art-based Supervision  10. Termination: Finding Closure  Glossary  Index


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Barbara J. Fish, PhD, is an artist, art therapist, clinical counselor, supervisor, and educator serving on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dr. Fish specializes in working with trauma, program development, and art-based supervision. She is currently exploring the use of response art in art-based research.

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Adjunct Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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