As perspectives on private art therapy practice evolve, this book provides an overview of the range of approaches, clinical settings, ethical issues and professional considerations when working outside of the formal structures of publically-funded services.
An essential guide for art therapy students and experienced practitioners moving into private practice, it considers the impact of a private context on theory, practice and research. The book features contributions from art therapists with extensive experience in both private practice and public services and gives practical advice on potential difficulties, such as managing relationships with fee-paying clients, self-promotion and maintaining boundaries when practising from home.
James D. West is an art therapist in private practice. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Art Therapy and coordinator of the BAAT Special Interest Groups for Private Practice and Addictions.
“This book describes parts of a developing social history of art therapy.” - From the foreword by Chris Wood, Programme Leader, Art Therapy Northern Programme
“A wealth of information and solid practical advice on establishing a small private practice in art therapy.” - From the foreword by Joan Woddis, Vice-President, British Association of Art Therapists
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