1st Edition

Drawings in Assessment and Psychotherapy
Research and Application

ISBN 9780415724159
Published November 25, 2013 by Routledge
320 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Drawing is a language, projected by children and adults, reflecting their joy and pain. It is used extensively by clinical psychologists, art therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and couples. This book brings together a renowned group of professionals to analyze the research and application of the most popular assessment and treatment tools. Tests discussed include the Draw-a-Person Test, the House-Tree-Person Test, the Kinetic Family Drawing Test, the Art Therapy-Projective Imagery Assessment, and the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test. Working with sexually and physically abused children, assessing clients with anorexia nervosa, and the influence of osteopathic treatment on drawings are some of the special topics considered. Numerous case studies are also included.

Table of Contents

Handler, Historical Perspectives: Figure Drawings. Handler, Administration of the Draw-a-Person (DAP), House-Tree-Person (H-T-P), the Kinetic Family Drawing Test, and the Tree Test. Tharinger, Roberts, Human Figure Drawings in Therapeutic Assessment with Children: Process, Product, Context, and Systemic Impact. Bardos, Doropoulou, Draw-a-Person Screening Procedure for Emotional Disturbance Validity Evidence. Thomas, Engram, Sexually and Physically Abused Children. Thomas, Getz, Smith, Rivas, Anorexic House-Tree-Person Drawings: Profile and Reliability. Thomas, Dufresne, Osteopathic Body-Healing Reflected on Children’s Drawings. Thomas, Pinard, The Influence of Osteopathic Treatment on Children’s Drawings. Handler, The Fantasy Animal and Story-Telling Game. Deaver, Bernier, The Art Therapy-Project Imagery Assessment. Crisi, The Wartegg Drawing Completion Test: A New Methodology. Lichtenberg, Draw-a-Person-in-the-Rain Test. Le Corff, Tivendell, Leblanc, The Tree Test: A Parsimonious Projective Drawing Test. Czopp, Using the Squiggle Game in the Clinical Interview of Adolescents: A Case Study of Psychodynamic Therapeutic Assessment. Thomas, Getz, The Human Replacement Technique. Thomas, Getz, Doodling and Free Drawings: Blind Inferences. Thomas, What Could It Be? Perryman, Hanback, Symbolic Family Drawing and Abstract Representation Techniques. Finger, Case Study: Jason, "A Little Boy with a Lot Inside." Thomas, Four Case Illustrations. Betts, Groth-Marnat, The Intersection of Art Therapy and Psychological Assessment: Unified Approaches to the Use of Drawings and Artistic Processes.

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Leonard Handler, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee and a former president of the Society for Personality Assessment.

Antoinette D. Thomas, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Montreal, Canada.