Art as Therapy
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Art as Therapy by Edith Kramer
Book DescriptionEdith Kramer is one of the pioneers in the field of art therapy, known and respected throughout the world. This collection of papers reflects her lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context. Drawing on her very considerable personal experience as an art therapist, Kramer illustrates her conviction that art making is central to practice and cautions against making words primary and art secondary in art therapy. Art as Therapy offers a rare insight into the personal development of one of the world's leading art therapists and the development of art therapy as a profession. It will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in art therapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853029028
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Lani Gerity shows in this book that puppet-making, incorporating both art and narrative, provides an ideal vehicle for therapeutic work. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of dissociative patients, whose symptoms may include disturbances in body image, a dissociated sense of self and a feeling of alienation from the self.
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Author Biography - Edith Kramer
Edith Kramer was an artist and educator who taught and lectured all over the world. She practised art therapy with children who were suffering from a wide range of emotional disturbances in a variety of institutional settings. Edith was an adjunct professor at New York University in the graduate art therapy program, a lecturer at George Washington University, a painter and a sculptor.
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