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
Psychotherapy clients with histories of childhood abuse and complex relational trauma are ubiquitous, and have notoriously high drop-out rates. These clients have been unable to heal past emotional injuries and often have difficulty handling exposure-based therapies, which usually are not designed for attachment related problems. Successful therapy requires helping clients access and explore painful feelings in order to modify maladaptive emotions. Emotion-Focused Therapy for Trauma (EFTT) is the only trauma therapy that is based on an empirically-verified model that identifies steps in the process of resolving past relational issues. In this book,... More info
The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy comprehensively explains and illustrates the theory, process and procedures of Jungian sandplay therapy. Developed as an in-depth text and reference work, The Handbook examines sandplay from psychological, mythological, and neurobiological paradigms in order to cultivate understanding of how sandplay brings about change in child and adult patients. Throughout the author maintains a profound respect for the individual development of the therapist and the qualitative impact of the clinical relationship on the healing and transformational aspects of sandplay therapy. Thorough in content and richly illustrated, The Handbook... More info
This innovative book combines a therapeutic story with a variety of activities to help children cope with sexual abuse and complex trauma. Therapeutic games, art, puppets, and other engaging techniques address the eight components of TF-CBT. Includes a reproducible story, assessment and treatment activities, and detailed parent handouts. Ages 4 to 8 years. *Liana Lowenstein* is the owner and founder of Champion Press and author of numerous publications. Her most recent work is the Cory series of books that focus on helping children cope with challenging issues such as divorce and sexual abuse. Liana... More info