Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations Crossing Cultures and Abilities

ISBN-10: 1849059160
ISBN-13: 9781849059169
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Publication date: 8/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Whether working in urban areas with high levels of cultural diversity, providing art therapy to 'unique' populations such as prisoners or asylums seekers, or introducing art therapy programs to parts of the world in which it is not yet established, it is essential that therapists understand the importance of practicing in a culturally sensitive manner. This comprehensive book considers how culture impacts the practice of art therapy in a variety of settings.With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments, this book attempts to understand and highlight the specific cultural, subcultural and ethnic influences that inform art therapy treatment. It addresses variable factors including setting, population, environment and ability, and how they influence art therapy approaches. It also considers how cultural differences can impact physical art making through choices of color, symbol and metaphor. Each chapter provides a framework showing how art therapy techniques have been used in order to successfully work with distinct populations. This book will provide practitioners with ideas for how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the setting and meet the needs of a vast range of populations.Full of informative case studies, this book will be invaluable reading for art therapists and students of art therapy.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Art Therapy and Culture
Exploring Outside the Box: Art Therapy in Practice
Why Art Therapy Works
Art Therapy Assessments with Diverse Populations
Ethics in Art Therapy
Walk Beside Me, Not Behind Me: Cultural Issues in Art Therapy Supervision
The Culturally Sensitive Art Therapist
The Impact of Culture and the Setting on the Use and Choice of Materials
The Process of Attunement between Therapist and Client
On Being Human: Color and Culture
How Spirituality Impacts Art Therapy
Practicing Multiculturally Competent Art Therapy
The Practice of Culturally Based Art Therapy in Educational Settings
Art Therapy in Schools: Its Variety and Benefits
Working Cross-Culturally with Children at Risk
Art Therapy as a Treatment Choice for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Giving Teens a Visual Voice: Art Therapy in a Public School Setting with Emotionally Disabled Students
Practice of Art Therapy in Residential Schools and Group Homes
Understanding the Cultural Implications of Using Art Therapy in Hospital and Rehabilitation Settings
Warrior Culture: Art Therapy in a Military Hospital
Cultural Crossroads: Considerations in Medical Art Therapy
Art Therapy in Saudi Arabia
Art-Based Therapies for Substance Users and their Families: Recognition, Deliberation, and Recovery
Cultural Perspectives: Using Art Therapy in Outpatient Treatment Settings
Stories without Words: A Cultural Understanding of Trauma and Abuse
Cultural Considerations in Family Art Therapy
The Universality of Grief and Loss
HIV/AIDS: Reflecting on 15 Years in New York City
Cultural Considerations of Eating Disorders through Art Therapy
Cultural Influences in Community-Based Art Therapy
Art Therapy in Private Practice: What Does It Take?
The Community Art Studio: Creating a Space of Solidarity and Inclusion
A Self to Call Home: Community-Based Art Therapy and Homelessness
Utilizing a Thematic Approach to Art Therapy with Seniors: Enhancing Cognitive Abilities and Social Interactions
Cultural Implications for Practicing Art Therapy with Unique Populations
Therapy in the Prison Subculture: Maintaining Boundaries while Breaking Barriers
Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Art as Healing with Children and Adults in Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, and the Ukraine
Overseas Art Therapy Journeys
Developing Therapeutic Arts Programs in Kenya and Tanzania: A Collaborative Consultation Approach
Appendices
R/CID Models (Chapter 10)
Art Studio Guidelines (Chapter 14)
Themes List (Chapter 16)
Application or Art-Based Therapy in Relapse Management (Chapter 19)
Art-Based Directives for Extended Care at the After-Care Centre (Chapter 19)
The Instinctual Trauma Response (Chapter 20)
The 8 Ways Paradigm (Chapter 21)
"In Through the Backdoor"-A Directive for Working with Patients with an Eating Disorder (Chapter 24)
The 12-Step Approach for the TTAP Method (Chapter 28)
Art-Based Directives and Assessments Used by the Art Therapist with Sexually and Physically Abused Orphans at Father's House Orphanage and at the Isolator (State Shelter) (Chapter 31)
Existing Resources For Overseas Travel (Chapter 32)
Body Outline for Pakistani Male (Chapter 32)
Body Outline for Pakistani Female (Chapter 32)
The Contributors
Subject Index
Author Index
List of Figures
A collage of the artwork in the book representing the quilt
Graphic narrative processing
FSA Picture 2 completed by a normative (nonclinical) 46-year-old Korean woman in South Korea
FSA Picture 2 drawn by a "non-normative" 21-year-old Caucasian man with autism in the United States
Clinical "Person Picking an Apple from a Tree" (PPAT) by a five-year-old Asian Indian boy with possible ADHD
The first LECATA task, a free drawing and a story, created by a first-grade Hispanic female aged 6 years, 11 months
"Alannah and Poppi Ken in the garden…" (detail)
"Alannah and Poppi Ken in the garden with Nanna Audrey"
Picture of a child working on the floor
Predrawn mandala
Picture of mandala with found material
Rangoli
Rickshaw with folk painting, Bangladesh
Watercolor palette
"Oceania" by the author depicts the availability of the color blue to modern painters
"Spirit Nation,' colored pencil, 4�" � 6�" paper
"Crossing Waterfalls," colored pencil, 4�" � 6�" paper
Figures and shapes
Mandala 1
Tree
Mandala 2
Bridge
Journal
Art studio
Superhero
Street scene and abstract design

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