The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy

Experiential teaching and learning for students and practitioners

By Susan Hogan, Annette M. Coulter

© 2014 – Routledge

256 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy provides a comprehensive and accessible text for art therapy trainees. Susan Hogan and Annette M. Coulterhere use their combined clinical experience to present theories, philosophies and methods of working clearly and effectively.

The authors cover multiple aspects of art therapy in this overview of practice, from working with children, couples, families and offenders to the role of supervision and the effective use of space. The book addresses work with diverse groups and includes a glossary of key terms, ensuring that complex terminology and theories are clear and easy to follow. Professional and ethical issues are explored from an international perspective and careful attention is paid to the explanation and definition of key terms and concepts. Accessibly written and free from jargon, Hogan and Coulter provide a detailed overview of the benefits and possibilities of art therapy.

This book will be an indispensable introductory guide for prospective students, art therapy trainees, teachers, would-be teachers and therapy practitioners. The text will also be of interest to counsellors and other allied health professionals who are interested in the use of visual methods.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor Judy Rubin. Introduction. What is Art Therapy? On Experiential Learning. An Introduction to Art Therapy. Becoming an Art Therapy Practitioner. Teaching Art Therapy to Allied Health Professionals. Innovative Teaching Strategies. An Overview of Models of Art Therapy. The Role of the Image in Art Therapy & Intercultural Reflections. Working as an Art Therapist with Children. Working as an Art Therapist with Offenders. Art Therapy with Couples and Families. Group Work with Adults. Art Therapy and Co-therapy. Starting Supervision. Models of Supervision & Personal Therapy. International Perspectives. A Critical Glossary of Key Terms.

About the Authors

Susan Hogan is Professor of Cultural Studies and Art Therapy at the University of Derby, UK. She has written extensively on the relationship between the arts and insanity, the role of the arts in rehabilitation and on women’s issues in art therapy.

Annette M. Coulter is a British-trained and Australian-based art psychotherapist specialising in children, adolescents, families, groups and couples. She has pioneered art therapy training and professional development in Australia and Singapore. Through the Centre for Art Psychotherapy, she provides consultation, supervision, education and customised training.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY034000
PSYCHOLOGY / Creative Ability