Assessment in Art Therapy

ISBN-10: 0415567963
ISBN-13: 9780415567961
Edition: 2012
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 228
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Assessment in Art Therapygives a unique insight into the diverse contemporary practices that constitute assessment in art therapy, providing an overview of the different approaches employed in Britain and America today. This professional handbookcomprises three main sections. Sitting besideexplores the discursive and the relational in art therapy assessments with adults and children in different settings. Snapshots from the fieldpresents a series of short, practice-based reports which describe art therapists working in private practice, secure settings and community mental health centres. A more distant calculationconsists of chapters that describe the development and use of different kinds of art-based assessment procedures developed on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as different kinds of research about art therapy assessment.Both students and practitioners alike will benefit from the wealth of experience presented in this book, which demonstrates how art therapists think about assessment; the difficulties that arise in art therapy assessment and the importance of developing the theory and practice of art therapy assessment, whilst taking into account the changing demands of systems and institutions.

Andrea Gilroy is Programme Area Director for Arts Psychotherapies at Goldsmiths College, London.

Andrea Gilroy is Head of the department of Professional and Community Education at Goldsmiths, University of LondonRobin Tipple is Associate Tutor in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of LondonChristopher Brown is an Art Therapist with Hertfordshire Partnership NHS foundation Trust and Associate Tutor in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths, University of London

List of illustrations
Contributors
Introduction
Sitting beside
What's best for whom? Exploring the evidence base for assessment in art therapy
Assessment: what does it mean?
Knowing the unknowable: a multidisciplinary approach to postmodern assessment in child art therapy
Image and process: twin exploration in art therapy assessment
Art-based methods for art therapy assessment
The subjects of assessment
Snapshots from the field
Assessing a young autistic boy in art therapy private practice
An art-based assessment of a young, psychotic male
Assessment of adults with intellectual disabilities and complex health needs
Art therapy assessment of adults in an inpatient forensic setting
Art therapy assessment in an adolescent day service
Assessing the suitability of adult clients in community mental health
The challenge of art therapy assessment in bereavement work with children and teens
A more distant calculation
Nightsea Crossing: assessment for art psychotherapy
Three Starting Points (3SP): an art-based assessment method
The Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment (LECATA)
Tending to the 'art' in art therapy assessment
Positive art therapy assessment: looking towards positive psychology for new directions in the art therapy evaluation process
Concluding remarks
Index

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