The Art of Art Therapy is written primarily to help art therapists define and then refine a way of thinking about their work. This new edition invites the reader to first consider closely the main elements of the discipline embodied in its name: The Art Part and The Therapy Part. The interface helps readers put the two together in an integrated, artistic way, followed by chapters on Applications and Related Service. Included with this edition is a DVD containing two hours of chapter-related video content.
Table of Contents
Foreword to the Revised Edition. Introduction. Part I: The Art Part. Knowing Materials. Knowing Processes. Knowing Products. Part II: The Therapy Part. Knowing Development. Knowing Dynamics and Deviations. Knowing Therapy. Knowing Art Therapy. Part III: The Interface. Setting the Stage. Evoking Expression. Enabling Creation. Facilitating Reflection. Working Artfully. Part IV: Applications. Different Populations. Different Settings. Different Modes. Part V: Related Service. Knowing Teaching. Knowing Supervision. Knowing Consultation. Knowing Research. Knowing Theory. Addendum: Knowing What You Don't Know. Appendix A: Books on Art Therapy and Related Subjects. Appendix B: DVD Contents.
Judith Aron Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. She is a former president and honorary life member of the American Art Therapy Association, and she consults, lectures, and gives workshops across the country as well as abroad.
Featured Author Profiles
“The Art of Art Therapy is renewed and significantly advanced by this revised edition, a text that is aligned with the whole spectrum of theory and practice. Rubin, a historic and current leader in the field, holds the complexities of art therapy and presents the discipline in an accessible way, modeling the thoughtfulness and creativity that she encourages when working with others.” - Shaun McNiff, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
“Clear, accessible, and informative, The Art of Art Therapy illuminates the process of art therapy. Its influence will extend to a whole new generation of practitioners and students, who will find a wealth of knowledge within its pages.” - Joy Schaverien, Jungian Analyst, UK
"Dr. Rubin connects with the needs and questions of readers encountering art therapy for the first time, or revisiting it with new inquiries about its essential, enduring elements. She sorts out the common threads of the field’s many developments since the first publication of her classic text and guides the reader further into well-grounded, responsible practice.” - Lynn Kapitan, Mount Mary College, USA
“Judith Rubin describes the core features of art therapy practice. Her straightforward, lucid style of writing serves to illuminate the timeless principles and practices of the effective art therapist. Deceptively simple in approach, the book mines the richness of the field to reveal its essence.” - Catherine Hyland Moon, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
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