The Art Therapy Sourcebook

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Lowell House, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 272 pages
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Art therapy is a process that helps people of all ages to express and understand feelings, interests, relationships, and self-perceptions through art activities. It has been useful in treating emotional trauma and grief, as a supplement to pain and symptom management, to address psychological distress, and to encourage self-growth and actualization. The Art Therapy Sourcebook is a guide for people who want to use art as a way of understanding themselves better. It starts with information on necessary supplies and takes the reader on a journey toward understanding the connection between artistic images and human emotions.

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User Review  - Serena - Goodreads

No wonder I'm such a happy person. I do lots of art daily! :D So I get to self express through drawing, writing, and dancing everyday ^^ Happy me. I also found out that I'm very lucky: Cathy says that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robz - Goodreads

Interesting choices and reviews of activities for peers and participants. Worth a read. Read full review


Drawing on the Past and the Present
Drawing from Within 45
Drawing on Loss

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About the author (1998)

Cathy Malchiodi, M.A., A.T.R., L.P.A.T., L.P.C.C., is a licensed professional art therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor. She is the current editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes.

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