Art Therapy and Social Action

ISBN-10: 1843107988

ISBN-13: 9781843107989

Edition: 2006

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Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting and innovative exploration of how human service professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy in their work to address social problems, and examines the expanding role of art practitioner as social activist. Leading art therapists and other human service professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. The contributors provide examples of innovative programs on a range of topics, including those designed to address gun crime, homelessness, racism and experiences of terrorism. This timely book provides new techniques and successful models for art therapists, counselors and mental health practitioners working directly with the challenges of modern society.
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 9/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 9.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Art therapy as a tool for social change : a conceptual model
The art therapist as social activist : reflections on a life
Facing homelessness : a community mask making project
Wielding the shield : the art therapist as conscious witness in the realm of social action
Art and conflict resolution
Drawing out conflict
Anger management group art therapy for clients in the mental health system
Symbolic interactionism, aggression, and art therapy
The paper people project on gun violence
Some personal and clinical thoughts about trauma, art, and world events
Art making as a response to terrorism
Unity in diversity : communal pluralism in the art studio and the classroom
Art and community building from the puppet and mask maker's perspective
Art therapy for this multicultural world
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