by Deborah Schroder - £16.99 Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781843107781 | ISBN 10: 1843107783
Newly qualified art therapists often feel daunted by the challenge of actually being face-to-face with a client and are unsure how to progress after the first image has been created. In this honest and encouraging book, Deborah Schroder explains how art can provide openings into therapeutic relationships and create a safe space for exploring issues and concerns. Drawing on her own development as an art therapist and her extensive experience of supervising new therapists and students, Schroder provides practical advice on encouraging nervous or reluctant clients, or those unfamiliar with art therapy, to benefit from artmaking. She argues for a two-way sharing of art between therapist and client, and provides guidance on moving into deeper work, exploring and containing particular emotions, and bringing the therapeutic relationship to a close.
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