Art Therapy and Postmodernism: Creative Healing Through a Prism

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Helene Burt
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Sep 15, 2011 - Psychology - 392 pages

This comprehensive book brings together the voices of international art therapists with diverse backgrounds and experiences and asks them to consider the role of postmodernism in their understanding of art therapy. These practitioners share a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing and mediating the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. Drawing on psychotherapy, aesthetics and philosophy, the contributors present current practice, research and case studies and show the many directions and possibilities of postmodern art therapy.

This book is an important addition to art therapy theory and will be a crucial text for all art therapy students, academics, researchers and practitioners.

 

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Contents

Introduction
10
Postmodern Art Therapy Practice
15
Postmodern Art Therapy Practice in the Community and Globally
94
Postmodern Art Therapy Research
175
Postmodern Art Therapy Theory and Epistemology
322
Contributors
379
Subject Index
383
Author Index
388
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Helene Burt is Executive Director of the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She earned her Doctorate of Arts in Art Therapy from New York University in 1999. She has worked as an art therapist and family therapist for over 25 years in Calgary, New York City and Toronto. She is the editor of the Canadian Art Therapy Journal and the Past President of the Canadian Art Therapy Association.

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