Art Therapy Theories: A Critical Introduction

Author(s) : Susan Hogan

Art Therapy Theories: A Critical Introduction

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2015
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 200
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 37680
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415836340
  • ISBN 10 : 0415836344
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Art therapists work with a range of distinct philosophical and theoretical underpinnings, but as yet there has been no single book to offer an overview of these theories. Art Therapy Theories provides an introductory, non-partisan overview of art therapy theories outlining the following therapy approaches:

* Cognitive Behavioural Art Therapy

* Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

* Psychoanalytical (Freudian) Art Therapy

* Analytical (Jungian) Art Therapy

* Gestalt Art Therapy

* Person-Centred or 'Rogerian' Art Therapy

* Mindfulness Art Therapy

* Integrative Art Therapy (the Group-Interactive Model)

* Feminist Art Therapy

* Art Therapy as Social Action

* Art Therapy as a Research Tool

Each chapter provides a non-judgemental, yet analytical, synopsis of each approach. No detailed knowledge is necessary to understand the different approaches, as the book explains them in clear and concise English. Difficult terms and concepts are explained as they arise, and a glossary of terms is also provided.

Art Therapy Theories is aimed at trainee art therapists who need to demonstrate that they have a grasp of theory, as well as a sense of how the theory can translate into practice. It will also appeal to seasoned therapists, counsellors and to a wide range of professionals in the mental health field.

About the Author(s)

Susan Hogan is Professor in Art Therapy and Cultural Studies at the University of Derby. She has written extensively on the relationship between the arts and insanity, and the role of the arts in rehabilitation, particularly in relation to women.

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