This is the first comprehensive overview of the present state of research in art therapy and music therapy in the UK. It challenges assumptions about research in these areas, and makes use of research models from art history and music analysis as well as the more orthodox psychological and medical models used in clinical work. Informative and reassuring for those interested in undertaking research, the book gives lively accounts of the personal process of the art therapy and music therapy researcher. It presents the reader with many original ideas and strategies, and will be an invaluable reference book for practitioners and students of art therapy and music therapy, as well as for health professionals who work with them.
Table of Contents
1 The Prcatise of Reserach, 2 Clinical work, Context and Culture, Indexes.
Andrea Gilroy is an experienced art therapy educator and researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is Reader in Art Psychotherapy and Head of the Department of Professional and Community Education. She originally trained as a painter before qualifying as an art therapist in the mid-1970s, working in acute psychiatry and with people with learning disabilities. Her research interests include the development of art therapy's evidence base, particularly through practice-based and visual research methods, the interface between the theories and practices of visual art/visual culture and art therapy, and the development of art therapy as a practice and a profession around the world. Colin Lee, is a music therapist at Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice, Oxford.