Art, Science, and Art Therapy
Repainting the Picture
By (author) Frances F. Kaplan
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Art, Science, and Art Therapy by Frances F. Kaplan
Book DescriptionSince its inception, art therapy has relied largely on theory "borrowed" from psychotherapeutic approaches. In this provocative and original book on art therapy, Frances Kaplan outlines a scientific approach to art therapy. Kaplan examines the relationship between art and science, delineating the role of research and encouraging a spirit of enquiry in art therapy. She looks at the latest scientific developments, especially those in biology, evolution, and brain science, and relates them to theories about the creation and interpretation of art. This leads her to show how art therapists would benefit from learning more about neurology and the physical effects of art on the brain, and from being able to apply this knowledge in their art therapy practice. The scientific evidence presented offers support for an art-based theory of art therapy. By demonstrating the relationship between two disciplines which are traditionally thought of as opposing, Kaplan challenges our assumptions about art therapy and issues a call for further research and debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853026980
(234mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frances F. Kaplan
Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience, Paperback (September 2008)
This book offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy.
Art Therapy and Social Action, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Frances F. Kaplan
Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy to address social problems. Leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities.
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Author Biography - Frances F. Kaplan
Frances Kaplan, an eminent art therapist working in the US, gained her doctorate in Art Therapy at New York University. She has a background in both art and science and, before becoming an art therapist, worked in chemistry for several years. She has extensive experience in teaching, practising and lecturing on art therapy, including serving as Supervisor of Creative Arts Therapies at Carrier Foundation, a private psychiatric hospital in New Jersey, and as Coordinator of the Art Therapy Graduate Program at Hofstra University, New York. At present she teaches graduate art therapy courses at Marylhurst College, Oregon, and a course in art and conflict resolution at Portland State University, Oregon. She is Publications Chair for the American Art Therapy Association and a member of the editorial board of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.
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