Demonstrating the benefits of creative expression for patients living with acute or chronic illness, this volume provides a complete, practical introduction to medical art therapy. It presents evidence-based strategies for helping people of all ages—from young children to older adults—cope with physical and cognitive symptoms, reduce stress, and improve their quality of life. Detailed case material and approximately 100 drawings and other artwork illustrate ways to work with individuals and groups with specific health conditions and challenges, as well as their family members. Contributors are experienced art therapists who combine essential background knowledge with in-depth clinical guidance.
Art and play therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, counsellors, and psychiatrists working or consulting in health care settings; nurses; graduate students in these fields.
May serve as a text in art therapy courses.
Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, is an art therapist, expressive arts therapist, and clinical mental health counsellor, as well as a recognized authority on art therapy with children, adults, and families. She is on the faculty of Lesley University and is a visiting professor to universities in the United States and internationally. She is also founder of the Trauma-Informed Practices Institute and President of Art Therapy Without Borders. The only person to have received all three of the American Art Therapy Association’s highest honours—Distinguished Service Award, Clinician Award, and Honorary Life Member Award—Dr. Malchiodi has also received honours from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC. She has published numerous books, articles, and chapters, and has given more than 350 presentations on art therapy.
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An invaluable resource for conducting successful solution-focused therapy. Drawing on nearly 30 years of clinical practice, Bannink compiles solution-focused questions and protocols that are formulated to elicit the client's expertise on the issue(s) that brought him or her to therapy. Categorized for general use and for use with specific types of clients-such as children, couples, and families, and those who have suffered trauma or who might benefit from medication-the questions demonstrate how the precise use of language is an important tool in solution-focused interviewing. Exercises and homework suggestions invite self-reflection and experimentation... More info