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
“Parenting a child who doesn't know how to be parented is the most difficult job in the world.” Why Can't My Child Behave? Provides friendly expert advice on how to respond to difficult behaviours and emotions for parents of children with developmental trauma. Each chapter focusses on the common difficulties faced by carers or parents and features quick, applicable ideas with exercises and illustrations. How do you react to a child's difficult behaviour? How do you deal with your own negative emotions? How do you know when to... More info
This book integrates the problem-solving focus of strategic family therapy with narrative therapy's emphasis on stories and the cultural context of meaning. It extends the rich and productive tradition of strategic therapy by embracing the importance of symbolic forms in creating and transforming experience. Marilyn Wedge uses engaging case examples to illustrate her central argument, that all experience, even the experience of one's own self, is a construction of signs. Drawing upon the power of symbolic forms to create meaning, she introduces a new theoretical position of semiotic constructivism. While symbols... More info
This user-friendly resource provides educators and mental health professionals with a unique approach for teaching anger management to middle and high school students. It can be used with an entire class or in small group settings. Transforming Anger to Personal Power is not about adults trying to fix youth, telling them how to live, or showing them that adults know better. The goal of this program is to help students realize that they have the power to take control of their lives and emotions and choose healthy responses to... More info