Handbook of Art Therapy: Second Edition

Editor : Cathy A. Malchiodi

Handbook of Art Therapy: Second Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2012
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 496
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Catalogue No : 32904
  • ISBN 13 : 9781609189754
  • ISBN 10 : 1609189752
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Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this Handbook provides a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features nearly 100 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment. New to this edition: incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new technologies) chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.

About the Editor(s)

Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is a psychologist, expressive arts therapist, and art therapist specializing in trauma recovery. She is the founder and executive director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute, which trains mental health and health care practitioners in medical, educational, and community settings and assists in disaster relief and humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Dr. Malchiodi has given more than 500 presentations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books, including Understanding Children’s Drawings and Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children, Second Edition. Dr. Malchiodi has received numerous awards for distinguished service, clinical contributions, and lifetime achievements, including honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. A passionate advocate for the role of the arts in health, she is a contributing writer for PsychologyToday.com.

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