Art Therapy Exercises: Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 15, 2009 - Psychology - 112 pages

This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse and multicultural client base, such as guided fantasies, one-to-one and group work focusing on the group dynamic, and some examples of working with adults with learning difficulties and children.

Focusing on the non-directive, non-interpretive person-centred approach to art therapy, this inspirational book is the perfect complement to Art Therapy – The Person-Centred Way, also by Liesl Silverstone and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Art Therapy Exercises is an invaluable book for art therapists and art therapy students, counsellors, psychotherapists and all professionals working in the field of human development.


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1 Art Therapy Exercises for OnetoOne Sessions and to Explore Individually in Groups
2 Art Therapy Exercises to Explore Individual Issues and Group Dynamics
3 Further Inspiration for Art Therapy Exercises
4 Working with Different Clients
5 Some Guided Fantasies Devised by Students
A Final Word

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About the author (2009)

Liesl Silverstone was a Fellow of the British Association of Counselling (BACP). She was a tutor, counsellor and art therapist for over 30 years, and was the founder of the Person-centred Art Therapy Centre, London.

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