1st Edition

Navigating Art Therapy
A Therapist’s Companion

Edited By

Chris Wood

ISBN 9780415223195
Published December 19, 2010 by Routledge
336 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

From Art-making as a Defence to Works of Art, this anthology will help you navigate your way through the ever growing world of art therapy.

Art therapy is used in an increasing range of settings and is influenced by a range of disciplines, including psychotherapy, social psychiatry, social work and education. Navigating Art Therapy is an essential companion for both seasoned art therapists and those new to the field as it offers a comprehensive guide to key terms and concepts.

With contributions from art therapists around the world, entries cover:

  • forms of interpretation
  • processes of adaptation
  • history of art therapy
  • the inspiration provided by artworks and popular culture

This book is an ideal source of reference as the concise, cross-referenced entries enable easy navigation through ideas and terms integral to the discipline. As such, it is invaluable for anyone working in the art therapy field.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Personal Acknowledgements. List of Entries. Dictionary Anthology Entries.

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Chris Wood is the team leader for the Art Therapy Northern Programme in Sheffield and combines art therapy training in higher education with therapeutic practice in the public sector.


"Navigating through the topics, almost 500 are covered and crossed referenced, I was reminded of a diamond, each facet illuminating, reflecting, supporting and defining the others. What a job of mining cutting and polishing it must have taken to produce such a gem." - Christine Broe, JIACAT Journal 2011

"Navigating Art Therapy is a pleasurable trawl through a rich field of reference. The joy of it is that each journey is diverse, far-ranging and with a unique individual flavour." - Siobhan O’Donnell, JIACAT Journal 2011