Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience combines theory, research, and practice with traumatized populations in a neuroscience framework. Recognizing the importance of understanding both art therapy and trauma studies as brain-based interventions, some of the most renowned figures in art therapy and trauma use translational and integrative neuroscience to provide theoretical and applied techniques. Therapists will come away from this book with tools for a refined understanding of brain-based interventions in a dynamic yet accessible format.
"As the knowledge base about brain function has expanded, so too has our scope of practice in art therapy. For years I have seen cognitively impaired and traumatized patients seem to improve attention, integration, memory, and resilience through the art-making process; now there are clear links showing how art therapy remediates these parameters. I applaud Ms. King’s book, which demystifies neuroscience and enlightens the contribution of art therapy as an effective treatment."
Irene Rosner David, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, HLM, director of therapeutic arts at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City
"This volume captures an array of trauma-related topics and clinical wisdom that demonstrate our ever-growing understanding of the interface of art therapy approaches and neuroscience. The authors thoughtfully apply their knowledge of visual art and the brain to build a bridge that links expressive work with how sensory-based, practical techniques can help heal body and mind. Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience definitely opens up a conversation about brain-based interventions for creative arts therapists and professionals in related fields interested in applying these principles in work with a variety of populations."
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute in Louisville, Kentucky
"This timely book offers excellent examples of various applications of scientific knowledge to the practice of art therapy. A valuable contribution to the profession, this volume will enhance the readers’ understanding of art therapy and trauma and the facilitation of change inherent in art therapy treatment."
Linda M. Chapman, MA, ATR-BC, director of the Art Therapy Institute of the Redwoods, Redwood Valley, California
"Art Therapy, Trauma, and Neuroscience contains a wealth of information that can be utilized by art therapists working with clients recovering from trauma. It provides an accessible and accurate overview of current concepts in neuroscience, along with a wide variety of conceptual frameworks and models for understanding the relationship between neuroanatomical functions associated with visual expression and those involved in trauma and recovery. The included case studies provide clear examples of how each model informs individualized art therapy work."
Christianne E. Strang, PhD, ATR-BC, research instructor in the department of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
List of Contributors Foreword Robert Pascuzzi, MD Preface Acknowledgements Book Cover Description 1. Introduction Juliet King MA, ATR-BC, LPC 2. Neuroscience Concepts in Clinical Practice Lukasz Konopka AM, PhD, ECNS, BCIA-EEG 3.The Expressive Therapies Continuum as a Framework in the Treatment of TrauMA Vija Lusebrink PhD, ATR, HLM and Lisa Hinz PhD, ATR 4. The Image Comes First: Treating Pre-Verbal Trauma with Art TherapY Linda Gantt PhD, ATR-BC and Tally Tripp MA, MSW, LCSW, ATR-BC, CTT 5. Secure Remembrance: Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience Guidelines for Resilient Processing of Traumatic Memories Noah Hass-Cohen Psy-D, ATR-BC 6. Neuroscience and Art Therapy with Severely Traumatized Children: The Art is the Evidence P. Gussie Klorer PhD, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCSW, HLM 7. Practical Applications of Neuroscience in Art Therapy: A Holistic Approach to Treating Trauma in Children Christopher Belkofer PhD, LPC, ATR and Emily Nolan DAT, ATR-BC, LPC 8. A Somatically-Informed Bilateral Art Therapy Protocol for Reprocessing Trauma Tally Tripp MA, MSW, LCSW, ATR-BC, CTT 9.Medical Art Therapy Applied to the Trauma Experienced by those Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease Deborah Elkis-Abuhoff PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC, BCPC and Morgan Gaydos MA, LCAT, ATR-BC 10.Conclusion Juliet King MA, ATR-BC, LPC and Kerry Kruk MS, LPC, CSAC, ATR-BC