Even in the face of challenging conditions, art therapy treatment offers meaningful opportunities for growth. Itís not always easy, though, to navigate the complex interplay of art processes, relational states, and developmental theories. For any cl......more
Even in the face of challenging conditions, art therapy treatment offers meaningful opportunities for growth. Itís not always easy, though, to navigate the complex interplay of art processes, relational states, and developmental theories. For any clinician looking for guidance on the ins and outs of using art therapy with children, there is no better resource than The Practitionerís Guide to Child Art Therapy. Both graduate students and professionals will find its pages replete with strategies for developing engaging and effective tools for understanding childrenís creative expression and applying this understanding toward treatment. Clinically relevant and theoretically sound, this book synthesizes the best of the literature on art development, art therapy and child development, while emphasizing the powerful role of art media in fostering creativity and relational growth. Compelling case material and numerous art examples illustrate psychosocial, neurobiological, and attachment theories as well as practical applications, including working with attachment disruptions, anxiety, grief, parental conflict, economic poverty, chemical dependency, child abuse, and autism spectrum disorder.
Annette Shore, MA, is an art therapist, supervisor and a faculty member for Marylhurst Universityís Graduate Program in Art Therapy Counseling, Marylhurst, Oregon. She maintains a private practice in Portland, Oregon and currently serves on the editorial review board for Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. With over 25 years of clinical experience, she has lectured and written about the creative process of art therapy from a developmental and relational perspective.
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