Art and Expressive Therapies Within the Medical Model explores how to best collaborate across disciplines as art and expressive therapists continue to become increasingly prevalent within the medical community. This collection of diverse chapters from seasoned practitioners in the field introduces readers to art therapy interventions across a variety of artistic approaches, patient demographics, and medical contexts, while paying special attention to new approaches and innovative techniques. This is a cutting-edge resource that illustrates the current work of practitioners on a national and global level while providing a better understating of the integration of biopsychosocial approaches within art and expressive therapies practice.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"With its diverse perspectives and wealth of real-world knowledge, Art and Expressive Therapies Within the Medical Model is packed with useful information to spark innovative practice. Readers will discover how experienced therapists creatively work across a full range of medical populations and settings, offering the tools, basic principles, and processes that are helping to restore quality and affirm life in the face of impairment and illness. Chapters written by prominent practitioners put practical, interdisciplinary application back into medical art therapy and encourage reflection on this uniquely rewarding, life-altering work at the borders of human vulnerability."
-Lynn Kapitan, PhD, HLM, ATR-BC, professor and director of the Professional Doctorate of Art Therapy program at Mount Mary University, past-president of the American Art Therapy Association, author of Introduction to Art Therapy Research, and former executive editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association
"Elkis-Abuhoff and Gaydos's edited volume covers a broad range of expressive arts therapies that will provide a novice or experienced clinician with something new to think about. This book is a modern approach to psychosocial care in expressive arts therapies. I can't wait to use this in my medical art therapy class!"
-Megan Robb, ATR-BC, LPC, NCC, director of the art therapy counseling graduate program and associate professor in art therapy counseling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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