What is art therapy? How can art and therapy combine to help individuals understand aspects of their inner life? This new edition of "The Handbook of Art Therapy" is thoroughly revised and updated and includes new sections on neurobiological research, and a current review of literature and contemporary practice. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of art therapy in a variety of different settings. Caroline Case and Tessa Dalley draw on their experience of teaching and practising art therapy, concentrating on what art psychotherapists actually do, where they practice, and how and why art therapy is effective. First-hand accounts of the experience of art therapy from both therapists and clients are used throughout, enriching the discussion of subjects including: the art therapy room; art and psychoanalysis; art therapy and creativity; working with groups in art therapy; and, art therapy with individual patients. This straight-forward and highly practical "Handbook "will be invaluable not only as an introduction to the profession but also as a reference for students of art psychotherapy both during and after their training.
Foreword. Introduction. The Art Therapy Room. The Therapy in Art Therapy. Theoretical Developments and Influences on Current Art Therapy Practice. Art and Psychoanalysis. The Image in Art Therapy. Development of Psychoanalytic Understanding. The Art Therapist. Art Therapy With Individual Clients. Working With Groups in Art Therapy. Glossary.