PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums: Second Edition

Author(s) : Judy Weiser

PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums: Second Edition

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  • Publisher : Judy Weiser
  • Published : 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 384
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 22796
  • ISBN 13 : 9780968561904
  • ISBN 10 : 096856190X
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PhotoTherapy techniques use personal snapshots and family photos to connect with feelings, thoughts, and memories during therapy and counselling sessions, in ways that words alone cannot do.

PhotoTherapy Techniques: Exploring the Secrets of Personal Snapshots and Family Albums is the most comprehensive introduction to the field of PhotoTherapy available - and it is an excellent substitute for taking an introductory training workshop!

Written by psychologist, art therapist, consultant, instructor, trainer, and PhotoTherapy pioneer Judy Weiser, this book, now in its second edition, explains and demonstrates each of the major techniques involved, and provides theoretical rationale from both psychology and art therapy contexts. It also includes many photo-illustrated client examples, case transcripts, and practical experiential "starter" exercises so that readers can immediately begin using these techniques in their own practice.PhotoTherapy Techniques has been reviewed in many professional mental health journals and numerous public-media articles, generated a lot of positive feedback from readers, and is used as a text for university courses as well as being selected as the text for "Continuing Education" licensing credit courses for numerous mental health professions (through distance education programs).

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Table of Contents:
1. Photographs as Therapeutic Tools
2. The Five Techniques of PhotoTherapy
3. The Projective Process: Using Photographic Images to Explore Client Perceptions, Values, and Expectations
4. Working with Self-Portraits: Understanding the Images Clients Make of Themselves
5. Seeing Other Perspectives: Examining Photographs of Clients Taken by Others
6. Metaphors of Self- Construction: Reflecting on Photographs Taken or Collected by Clients
7. Photo-Systems: Reviewing Family Albums and Photo- Biographical Collections
8. Using PhotoTherapy to Promote Healing and Personal Growth

About the Author(s)

Founder and Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre in Vancouver, Canada, and former Editor of the Journal Phototherapy, Judy Weiser is a licensed Psychologist and registered Art Therapist interested in the nonverbal and visual aspects of communication and behavior (including cultural and gender differences). Listed in the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Judy has focused her thirty-plus years of counseling practice on using PhotoTherapy techniques to help her clients heal - and currently consults, lectures, and has given over two hundred workshops and presentations world-wide, teaching people about using these techniques to improve their therapy practice.

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Shereen Diab on 31/10/2005

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Judy has given the world a precious gift through this book. It truly is priceless. I keep it as a reference and love going back to it for insight and inspiration. Its like a well with no bottom!

Ciaran Earley on 18/10/2005

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Judy Weiser is warm, wise and compassionate. She is also a great craftswoman. Her book is a practical, helpful, useful embodiment of her self. It stimulates creativity and care. It promotes the photo as a tool for healing and personal transformation. HAVING READ IT - FIND JUDY AND DO HER COURSE and the world will be a safer more caring place.

Mark, Art Psychotherpist on 14/09/2005

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I read the draft of this book many years ago and highly reccommend for any students of photography, practicing counsellors, family therapists or art therapists who may be interested in using photographs in therapeutic settings. The current edition has the benefit of the experience of another 10 years activity.

Liz Ayleet on 29/08/2005

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My previous entry rating should have read 5 (not 4)

Liz Aylett on 29/08/2005

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I found this text was an invaluable introduction to Phototherapy Techniques and further enhanced by undertaking the workshop training (of the same title) with Judy Weiser in UK 2005

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