Art Therapy with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence takes the reader through the child's development by describing the specialist work of the art therapist in each developmental stage. This passionate and exciting book demonstrates the wide theoretical base of art therapy presenting new areas of clinical practice.
New to the literature is innovative work with mothers and babies, a study of the sibling bond in looked after children, trans-generational work in kinship fostering, gender disorder and multi-family work with anorexic young people.
The detail of clinical process brings alive the significance of the relationship between the art therapist, child and the art forms made. More general topics include:the value of art for the pre-verbal childthe preventative role of art therapy in schools.the development of imagination in `hard to reach' and dyspraxic childrenthe importance of working with the family and professional network in the different settings of health, social services, education and voluntary sector.
Art Therapy with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence will inspire the student, encourage the clinician and interest an international readership of all professionals working with children and young people.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 20 mm
"This fascinating book brings art therapy with children bang up to date. Leading practitioners show how the discipline and its practices have developed and moved into all sectors of health, social and educational provision, and describe innovative practice across the developmental range of childhood and adolescence. The editors and their contributors make important contributions to theory that come alive through moving and thoughtful casework. Together they make a significant contribution to the evidence base of art therapy with children and adolescence." - Andrea Gilroy, Reader in Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
"I would recommend this book as a timely expansion of research into art therapy, but also as a useful reference point for dramatherapists, who will find many of the skills described as transferable." - Ann Dix, Dramatherapy, Vol. 30, No. 2, Autumn 2008
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