Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth and New Parenthood

Editor : Susan Hogan

Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth and New Parenthood

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Reviews and Endorsements

"This is a very important international contribution to the theory and practice of the arts and arts therapies, addressing the experiences of women over the whole field of childbearing. The editor acknowledges that ideals around pregnancy and childbirth are highly contested, and as can be expected from Professor Hogan, she gives a prominent place to the social, political and cultural context in which childbearing takes place. Many of the carefully selected contributors share very moving personal as well as professional experience. An original, accessible and rigorous account of a somewhat neglected area of work within the arts therapies. Highly recommended." - Professor Diane Waller, OBE, MA(RCA), DPhil, Dip Psych, FRSA, Emeritus Professor of Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths University of London, Hon.President British Association of Art Therapists.

"This is an important new book, which so usefully helps expand the knowledge of the role of art therapy and therapeutic arts in such a sensitive and intimate clinical area of work. It will help promote the importance we should give to the very beginning of life and the emotional and psychological experiences that are faced by those involved." - Ed Kuczaj, Chair Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.

"This looks like a fascinating book, of interest to art therapists for our clients, but also for ourselves as a largely female profession." - Dr Sally Skaife, Art Therapist.

"This innovative book offers a rich seam of expertise for those working in all fields associated with prospective parents and infants. For arts therapists working with this client group it will be especially enlightening." - Professor Joy Schaverien, PhD, Jungian Psychoanalyst, author of The Revealing Image: Analytical Art Psychotherapy in theory and Practice and Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the 'Privileged' Child.

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