The Artist as Therapist
By (author) Arthur Robbins
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Artist as Therapist by Arthur Robbins
Book DescriptionIn this classic text Art Robbins explores the role of the art therapist in integrating aesthetics and psychodynamics into the therapeutic process. He argues that psychological phenomena have their aesthetic counterparts, and that incorporating these elements facilitates the therapeutic process. The artist in the therapist responds to the patient's use of colour, space, form and energy; the therapist uses his or her artist's reaction to ascertain the psychodynamics of the piece. Drawing on his extensive experience as a psychoanalyst, psychologist, art therapist and sculptor, Robbins weaves together object relations theory and principles of art to create a more cohesive understanding of therapeutic treatment. Now reissued by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, The Artist as Therapist integrates art and psychology and has profound implications for all those working in these fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853029073
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Arthur Robbins
Art Robbins EdD is Professor of Art Therapy at the Pratt Institute and a Founding Director of the Institute of Expressive Analysis. He is on the board of directors of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and has been on the faculty for over thirty years. He is also a New York State licensed psychologist and a graduate certified psychoanalyst. His other books include Between Therapists: The Processing of Transference/Countertransference Material; Therapeutic Presence: Bridging Expression and Form; and A Multi-Modal Approach to Creative Art Therapy, all available from Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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