Three Voices of Art Therapy (Psychology Revivals)

Image, client, therapist

By Tessa Dalley, Gabrielle Rifkind, Kim Terry

© 1993 – Routledge

174 pages

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Paperback: 9780415839686
pub: 2014-11-20
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About the Book

The image, the client and the therapist are three essential aspects of the art therapy relationship; each has a separate ‘voice’. In this book, originally published in 1993, the three voices come alive as the client, Kim, and the therapist, Gabrielle, tell the story of his path from suicidal despair to health and creativity through a series of extraordinary images. The images, chosen to represent the stages of Kim’s therapeutic experience, speak for themselves and convey their importance as a powerful catalyst for change. An outer voice, that of Tessa Dalley, provides a theoretical commentary on the process as it occurs, adding to the understanding of what is happening in the therapeutic encounter. This fully rounded account of clinical practice in art therapy offers a rare insight into common issues and dilemmas which will make the book of interest to both professional and non-professional readers alike.

Reviews

An exciting account of a therapy relationship… it will be of considerable interest to those wanting to know more about psychotherapy but who have found it rather inaccessible. Three Voices of Art Therapy gives us a unique access to the process of art therapy. It will be useful to students and therapists and those wanting to learn more.’

Susie Orbach

Table of Contents

List of illustrations The authors Foreword 1 Introduction 2 The context of practice: some theoretical considerations 3 Developmental history, assessment interview and therapist’s first impressions 4 Early image 5 Family pictures 6 Relationship with mother 7 In the cocoon 8 Breaking out 9 Search for identity 10 Dreams 11 Relationship with the therapist 12 Leaving the maze 13 Conclusion References Name index Subject index

About the Series

Psychology Revivals

Psychology Revivals is a new initiative aiming to re-issue a wealth of academic works which have long been unavailable. Encompassing a vast range from across the Behavioural Sciences, Psychology Revivals draws upon a distinguished catalogue of imprints and authors associated with Routledge and Psychology Press, restoring to print books by some of the most influential scholars of the last 120 years.

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Subject Categories

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