Clinicians are always in need of enticing techniques to engage clients on a daily basis, especially those who are nonverbal or initially opposed to feedback. Using Drawings in Clinical Practice provides a rich variety of drawing directives to enhance the diagnostic process. In this highly illustrated text, clinicians will discover the tools they need to interact effectively with their clients. The book places special emphasis on intake interviewing and psychological testing, where the potential for uncovering hidden conflicts and therapeutic direction is especially poignant. Case studies provide a comprehensive overview of how to introduce simple drawings and gain remarkable insights. Using Drawings in Clinical Practice is a crucial guidebook for professionals who seek new ways to facilitate meaningful communication and interactions in their practice settings.
Chapter 1: DRAWINGS IN EVERYDAY PRACTICE Case study - Sarah E. Using drawings in clinical settings Why use drawings? Case study - Cheyenne R. Drawings can be reassuring Case study - Paul K. Case study - Alice W. Strengthening insight and problem solving Disclosing temperament Case study - Sam K. Identifying goals and motivation Talking through images Vital points Expansion of interpersonal engagement Stimulating inspiration Case study - Marcia T. Concluding remarks References Chapter 2: FOUNDATIONS OF CLINICAL DRAWINGSHistorical aspects of clinical drawings Images of psychological maturation Developmental sequences Cognitive maturation Case study - Paul B. Emotional indicators Case study - James D. Symbols of mental illness Freud and Jung Creative pursuits in psychotherapy Case study - Elizabeth G. Art therapy as a discipline Interactions of art therapy and psychology Case study - Lakandra F. Case study - Charlotte P. Controversies in drawing interpretation From psychology to art therapy assessments Silver drawing tests Diagnostic drawing series The person picking an apple from a tree Enhancement to assessment Cautionary tales Concluding comments References Chapter 3: HOUSE-TREE-PERSON AND VARIATIONSHuman figures and everyday objects House-Tree-Person House drawings Case study - Keli R. Case study - Karl C. The tree Case study - Sakura R. Case study - Sierra A. Human figures Case study - Joseph S. Case study - Melissa B. Case study - Monique W. Kinetic house-tree-person Case study - Mandy S. Draw-a-person-in-the-rain Case study - Toni N. Family drawing procedures Draw-a-family Case study - Marla B. Kinetic-family Case study - Arlene G. Family-centered-circle Case study - Eddie C. Mother-and-child Case study - Alice W. References Chapter 4: ALTERNATIVE DRAWING DIRECTIVESBroadening the interpersonal encounter Timelines Case study - Lauren F. Genograms Case study - Nosian H. Family shield Case study - Albert J. Draw your world Case study - Amku L. Draw yourself with friends Kinetic school drawings Case study - Kesandra B. Draw your "ideal" self Case study - Carla S. Draw your (current) mood Case study - Consuela L. Defining and resolving problems Case study - Alysha G. Before, during, and after crises Case study - Loren Y. Ending remarks References Chapter 5: USING DRAWINGS DURING CLINICAL INTERVIEWSInformation gathering Case study - Jacob D. Conducting an initial interview Case study - Lori S. Behavioral observations Case study - Eduardo L. Case study - Randall M. The crux of the interview Types of clinical interviews Intake interviews Case study - Marilyn C. Mental status exam Case study - Breanna P. Trauma interviews CAPS Case study - Kienna T. Trauma symptom inventory Case study - Nina F. Trauma symptom checklist for children Case study - Leyanna G. Sexual abuse indicators in drawings Case study - Louis T. Benefits and limitations Case study - Cheryl N. Family evaluations Sharing of conflicts Case study - Jason A. An enhancement to practitioners References Chapter 6: COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS Case study - Max T. Case study - Janette B. Psychological testing within the assessment process Requests from treating professionals Case study - Carlos B. Responding to referral questions Case study - Malcolm S. Identifying presenting problems The role of psychologists Case study - Deborah M. Case study - Charles L. Puzzles that need solutions Principles of psychological testing Components of psychological evaluations Selecting a test battery Intellectual assessment Academic achievement Neuropsychological testing Personality measures Behavior rating scales Projective techniques Drawings in the test battery Case study - Janice L. Case study - John R. The psychological report Summaries of psychological evaluations Marvin S. Allison T. Closing words References