Art Psychotherapy

Art Psychotherapy

Art Psychotherapy

The long-awaited new edition of the landmark text defining art therapy

Art therapists use the creative process and the issues that surface during art therapy to help their clients increase insight and judgment, cope with stress, work through traumatic experiences, increase cognitive abilities, have better relationships with family and friends, and simply enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of the creative experience.

In this highly anticipated revision of the definitive text on art therapy, author and pioneer art therapist Dr. Harriet Wadeson examines the clinical considerations, education, history, and application of art therapy treatment programs for an array of presenting problems. Reflecting current DSM updates since the first edition’s publication, the Second Edition has been completely updated, with nine new chapters on trauma, crisis, multicultural considerations, community art therapy, and more.

Illustrated with over 150 works of art from clients as well as the author’s own personal artwork, and packaged with a companion CD-ROM, which includes more than 100 full-color versions of the illustrations in the book, Art Psychotherapy, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of art therapy. Written by one of the most established experts in the field, this book will be informative for practicing art therapists, other mental health practitioners looking to incorporate art therapy into their mental health practice, students in these disciplines, and those interested in entering the art therapy profession.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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  1. H. Nelson said,

    Wrote on September 8, 2012 @ 12:43 am

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    outdated work, January 10, 2000
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    This work was originally published almost 20 years ago; the copyright date indicates the paperback version. Potential readers would be wise to go to more contemporary volumes than this one for current info on art therapy. This book is basically well-written, just terribly old information and more historic than anything else.

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  2. top955 said,

    Wrote on September 8, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Kindle Edition: Beware, June 12, 2010
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    This review is from: Art Psychotherapy (Hardcover)

    I purchased this book for my Kindle, and the information it contained was fantastic. However, around chapter 21, the images that accompany this publication were missing. I contacted Amazon several times, and was basically given the runaround. I was first told that some publications don’t contain images in the Kindle edition. I told them that I believed that was not the case in this instance, as the images prior to Figure 21.21 were present, and after they were missing. I was then told that the technical team would investigate and contact me in 2-3 days. A week went by, and I heard nothing, so I contacted them again. This time they told me the problem was with my Kindle (which I doubted, since the same images were missing on my PC Kindle Reader), but fine, I played along. I shut off my Kindle, rebooted my Kindle, reloaded the publication, etc. The same problem. I told them this, and they said they would investigate further.

    When I first reported this issue, the Kindle edition of this publication was removed from sales. About a week later I checked again and found that it was being offered for sale again. Fantastic! Nope… same problem.

    Over a month of contacting Amazon, and getting false promises that included 1) contacting me with updates and 2) emailing me a new file once the problem was resolved, I finally just threw in the towel and requested a refund. Refunds, they can apparently do quite well, as they did not hesitate to honor my request. However, it seems as though no one at Amazon was really interested in correcting the corrupted file or in providing great customer service.

    I wouldn’t have been so insistant that this issue be corrected, if this had not been an Art Psychotherapy book. The images are important, in my opinion, and it’s a real disappointment that Amazon was less than capable of fixing this problem.

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on September 8, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Classic Art Therapy Text Completely Updated in 2010, June 27, 2010
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    This classic text by Harriet Wadeson, a pioneer in the field of art therapy, has been an indispensable go-to-book for graduate students in art therapy. The updated new edition includes a CD-ROM, as well as new chapters about important and timely topics such as art therapy work for trauma treatment, multi-cultural issues and community art therapy. It also includes a chapter on art for professional processing, a topic particularly relevant to me as a student and budding professional. Dr. Wadeson’s book is both inspiring and practical, and includes case vignettes and artwork. I highly recommend this updated edition to students and professionals. As well, it would be the perfect book for anyone interested in learning about this fascinating field.

    Art Therapy Graduate student

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