Child Art Therapy
25th Anniversary edition
By (author) Judith Aaron Rubin
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Child Art Therapy by Judith Aaron Rubin
Book DescriptionThis is an innovative guide to the practice of art therapy. Since 1978, Judith Aron Rubin's "Child Art Therapy" has become the classic text for conducting art therapy with children. Twenty-five years later, the book still stands as the reference for mental health professionals who incorporate art into their practice. Now, with the publication of this fully updated and revised Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, which includes a DVD that illustrates art therapy techniques in actual therapy settings, this pioneering guide is available to train, inform, and inspire a new generation of art therapists and those seeking to introduce art therapy into their clinical practice.The text illustrates how to: set the conditions for creative growth, assess progress, and set goals for therapy; use art in individual, group, and family situations, including parent-child pairings, mothers' groups, and adolescent groups; work with healthy children and those with disabilities; guide parents through art and play; talk about art work and encourage art production; decode nonverbal messages contained in art and the art-making process; use scribbles, drawings, stories, poems, masks, and other methods to facilitate expression; and, understand why and how art therapy works. Along with the useful techniques and activities described, numerous case studies taken from Rubin's years of practice add a vital dimension to the text, exploring how art therapy works in the real world of children's experience. Original artwork from clients and the author illuminate the material throughout. Written by an internationally recognized art therapist, "Child Art Therapy, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition" is a comprehensive guide for learning about, practicing, and refining child art therapy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471679912
(239mm x 159mm x 28mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Judith Aaron Rubin
Judith Aron Rubin, PHD, ATR-BC, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. She is a former president of the American Art Therapy Association, the author of five books, and the creator of five teaching films. She consults, lectures, and gives workshops across the country as well as abroad, and is preparing a series of art therapy teaching tapes for students and professionals.
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