Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook provides a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features nearly 100 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment.
New to This Edition
- Incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research.
- Chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new technologies).
- Chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel.
- Expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC, is a leading international expert, syndicated writer, and educator in the fields of art therapy and art in healthcare. She is a research psychologist, a Board Certified and Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, and has had over 25 years of experience and education in trauma intervention and disaster relief and integrative approaches to health.
Cathy has published numerous books, including:
Handbook of Art Therapy (1st and 2nd eds.),
Understanding Children’s Drawings, all of which are standards in the field.