Assessment in Art Therapy

Assessment in Art Therapy

This professional handbook comprises three parts. 'Sitting Beside' explores the discursive and the relational in art therapy assessments with adults and children in different settings.

Author: Andrea Gilroy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136495519

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Assessment in Art Therapy gives a unique insight into the diverse contemporary practices that constitute assessment in art therapy, providing an overview of the different approaches employed in Britain and the USA today. This professional handbook comprises three parts. 'Sitting Beside' explores the discursive and the relational in art therapy assessments with adults and children in different settings. 'Snapshots from the Field' presents a series of short, practice-based reports which describe art therapists working in private practice, secure settings and community mental health centres. 'A More Distant Calculation' consists of chapters that describe the development and use of different kinds of art-based assessment procedures developed on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as different kinds of research about art therapy assessment. Both students and practitioners alike will benefit from the wealth of experience presented in this book, which demonstrates how art therapists think about assessment; the difficulties that arise in art therapy assessment; and the importance of developing the theory and practice of art therapy assessment, whilst taking into account the changing demands of systems and institutions.
Categories: Psychology

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice.

Author: Caroline Miller

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857007889

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes to funders, employers and co-workers. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. The book provides demonstrations, within a practice-based evidence framework, of how measures can be tailored to the individual client's needs. The case studies show assessment and outcome models for music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy used with a range of client groups including people with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease and those suffering from depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or coping with bereavement.
Categories: Psychology

Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade

This new edition with its revised title provides critical reviews of art therapy tests along with some new reviews of assessments and updated research in the field.

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398075217

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 674

This new edition with its revised title provides critical reviews of art therapy tests along with some new reviews of assessments and updated research in the field. It is comprehensive in its approach to considering reliability and validity evidence provided by test authors. Additionally, it reviews research on art therapy assessments with a variety of patient populations. The book contains helpful suggestions regarding the application of art therapy assessments. Specific areas covered include individual, group, family, and multicultural assessment techniques. The desirable and undesirable features of a variety of art therapy assessments are deliberated. The book critiques a series of art therapy assessments - from traditional art therapy approaches to current releases. The goal of this work is to assist mental health professionals in selecting assessments that yield reliable and valid clinical information regarding their clients. Of special interest is the author's approach to writing the results of a series of art therapy assessments in an effort to provide a more complete indication of client dynamics and issues. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners who use art therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy, and it will serve to enhance clinical skills, making therapy more effective for each patient who participates in the assessment process.
Categories: Psychology

The Art Therapists Primer

The Art Therapists  Primer

This text is designed as a teaching tool that lays the foundation to enhance pertinent skills that are important to patient practice, including the armament to write up clinically-based reports that serve as a model for the field.

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398093389

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

View: 165

Doctor Ellen G. Horovitz shares over 40 years of experience as she transliterates evidence-based art therapy into medical terminology. This revised and updated Third Edition spells out the how-to's behind producing art therapy assessments, process notes, significant sessions, objectives and modalities, termination summaries and internet-based assessments into translatable documentation, designed to dovetail within an interdisciplinary medical model. In addition, this third edition emphasizes information on how to use psychological applications and art therapy based assessments to ensure best practices and efficacy of patient care. This step-by-step methodology fashions these reports, placing art therapy on equal footing with all mental health clinicians and generates records, which serve as points of departure for practitioners. This text is designed as a teaching tool that lays the foundation to enhance pertinent skills that are important to patient practice, including the armament to write up clinically-based reports that serve as a model for the field. Additionally, the practitioner is offered sample formats, legends and abbreviations of clinical and psychiatric terms, guidelines for recordable events, instructions of writing up objectives, modalities, and treatment goals as well as training on composing progress versus process notes. The Appendices provides a wealth of information and forms to use in one's clinical practice. This must-have reference manual amasses information that will serve as a companion guide for every art therapist to formulate clinical reports, and it will aid patients toward their trajectory of wellness, recovery and, above all, health.
Categories: Psychology

Creative Arts Therapies Manual

Creative Arts Therapies Manual

No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual.

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398076207

Category: Psychology

Page: 282

View: 285

The Creative Arts Therapies Manual: A Guide to the History, Theoretical Approaches, Assessment, and Work with Special Populations of Art, Play, Dance, Music, Drama, and Poetry Therapies, edited by Stephanie L. Brooke, Ph.D. NCC, a nationally and internationally known author, is a unique contribution to the field of the creative arts therapies. It covers art, play, dance/movement, music, drama, and poetry therapies. Specifically, each of these creative disciplines is broken down into the following categories: history of the field, theoretical approaches, assessments, and work with special populations. No such book exists to this date which covers these critical areas in the creative arts therapies. The most well known, famous therapists in these creative arts therapies fields have contributed chapters to this manual. This distinctive handbook will be useful for creative arts therapists, mental health professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, and students who are interested in these fields or use these disciplines as their main or their adjunct approach to working with clients.
Categories: Psychology

A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy

A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy

The essential approaches, frameworks, techniques and assessment styles of art therapy are visualised and discussed, making this book the perfect companion on your journey as an art therapist.

Author: Amy E. Huxtable

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787753525

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 284

What are the core concepts of art therapy? What can you learn from a drawing of a bird's nest, a collage or some scribbles? Why become an art therapist and how do you do it? What happens in the therapy room? In the style of a graphic novel, A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy answers these questions and more. Art therapy and its key concepts, theory and practice are introduced through illustrations and text. Beginning with an overview of art therapy as both a practice and a career, it shows the routes to becoming an art therapist and what the role entails. The essential approaches, frameworks, techniques and assessment styles of art therapy are visualised and discussed, making this book the perfect companion on your journey as an art therapist.
Categories: Psychology

The Current Use of Art Therapy Assessments

The Current Use of Art Therapy Assessments

This researcher asked the question, "How are different Art Therapists currently using and conceptualizing art therapy assessments?

Author: Mikayla Voller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1057482427

Category: Art therapy

Page: 124

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This researcher asked the question, "How are different Art Therapists currently using and conceptualizing art therapy assessments?" This question was examined through a qualitative phenomenological study in which two art therapists were interviewed and data was analyzed through thematic analysis. Data analysis resulted in the identification of three major themes including, art therapy assessment current use as flexible and adaptive, adapted over the course of clinical practice, and perceptions of wider use are varied. Five additional subthemes included uses are conditional, conducted informally, axial factors assessed, value in treatment, and limitations in treatment. Participants used assessment based on factors such as their educational histories, work settings, and client populations. Composite responses from the two participants described how their approaches and formats for art therapy assessment were overall informal, as well as that the factors they assessed in clients were adaptive to key areas and needs in their treatment settings and therapeutic approaches. Due to the limited number of participants, this study established preliminary themes for much needed, further investigative research. The themes and subthemes demonstrated how two art therapists were using and thinking about art therapy assessments, and why. This study suggested that when developing further informative approaches to assessment for clinical practices, art therapists may consider how multiple impacts such as research, graduate education experiences, treatment settings and populations, and treatment team approaches influence their use. This study also discussed the need for research to further investigate how intersectional cultural identity and therapist bias may impact the current use of art therapy assessment.
Categories: Art therapy

Three Art Assessments

Three Art Assessments

Thoroughly updated from Silver's earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents.

Author: Rawley A. Silver

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1583913521

Category: Psychology

Page: 315

View: 109

Art can be an invaluable means of communication. It can bypass language and impairment and allow for the expression of thoughts or feelings too difficult to communicate with words. In The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story, Rawley Silver draws on her years of experience using therapeutic art with hearing-impaired children, stroke patients, and others with learning disabilities or emotional disturbances. The book's original art assessments use stimulus drawings to elicit responses that provide access to a patient's emotions and attitudes toward themselves and others, while also testing for the ability to solve problems and convey ideas. Offering tools to assess cognitive skills that often escape detection on verbal tests of intelligence or achievement, the book helps in identifying those at risk for violent behavior or masked depression. Thoroughly updated from Silver's earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents. It also addresses important gender and age differences, incorporating new information and updated studies, and it offers an in-depth look at the developmental procedures involved in these art assessments. As education for mental health professionals now includes art therapy more regularly, Silver has provided an invaluable resource for assessing emotional and cognitive content.
Categories: Psychology

Drawings in Assessment and Psychotherapy

Drawings in Assessment and Psychotherapy

This book brings together a renowned group of professionals to analyze the research and application of the most popular assessment and treatment tools.

Author: Leonard Handler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136273841

Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 258

Drawing is a language, projected by children and adults, reflecting their joy and pain. It is used extensively by clinical psychologists, art therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and couples. This book brings together a renowned group of professionals to analyze the research and application of the most popular assessment and treatment tools. Tests discussed include the Draw-a-Person Test, the House-Tree-Person Test, the Kinetic Family Drawing Test, the Art Therapy-Projective Imagery Assessment, and the Wartegg Drawing Completion Test. Working with sexually and physically abused children, assessing clients with anorexia nervosa, and the influence of osteopathic treatment on drawings are some of the special topics considered. Numerous case studies are also included.
Categories: Psychology

Spiritual Art Therapy 3rd Ed

Spiritual Art Therapy  3rd Ed

An excellent resource for increased knowledge and sensitivity, the book is designed for art therapists, mental health workers, social workers, educational therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other creative ...

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398091880

Category: Art therapy

Page: 230

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In this exceptional new third edition, the author has retained the intent to animate the spiritual dimension that exists within all of us and embrace its resource for growth and change. Tapping into a person's belief system and spiritual dimension provides clinicians with information that can impact both assessment and treatment. By drawing on sources in the literature of religion, psychodynamics, systems theory, sociology, art, and ethics, the author lays a foundation for discovering and measuring clients’ spiritual sensibilities and search for personal meaning of their relationship to God. Chapter 1 discusses the evolution of the book and how the author embarked upon the inclusion of the spiritual dimension in assessment and treatment. Chapter 2 reviews the literature that encircles art therapy, mental health, and spirituality and explores its impact. Chapter 3 examines the Belief Art Therapy Assessment (BATA). Chapter 4 highlights the interviews and use of the BATA with clergy, while Chapter 5 explores its use with a “normal” adult artist population. Chapter 6 looks at spiritual art therapy with emotionally disturbed children and youth in residential treatment. Chapter 7 offers a case vignette of spiritual art therapy with a suicidal anorectic bulimic. Chapter 8 discusses phototherapy applications regarding the issue of mourning and loss. Academic and clinical applications are presented. Chapter 9 explores humankind’s search for inner and outer meaning after the tragedy of September 11. The final chapter offers an extensive discussion on the pathway for life and the body in treatment. The role of yoga and art therapy, including the importance of moving forward into life with greater resiliency and independence, is examined. An excellent resource for increased knowledge and sensitivity, the book is designed for art therapists, mental health workers, social workers, educational therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other creative arts therapists.
Categories: Art therapy

A Guide to Art Therapy Materials Methods and Applications

A Guide to Art Therapy Materials  Methods  and Applications

Unlike previous guides, this book specifies population benefits and contraindications for each material and technique.

Author: Ellen G. Horovitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315457192

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 475

Written by a well-respected author and practitioner in the field of art therapy, A Guide to Art Therapy Materials, Methods, and Applications is an innovative, comprehensive text that guides readers in how to use basic to advanced art materials and methods in a wide range of clinical settings. Through the lens of both developmental stages and assessment, the book offers practical, step-by-step instructions to incorporate these materials and methods into therapeutic work with clients of all ages and populations. In addition to such classic tools as drawing, paints, pastels, and clay, coverage of materials and special topics extends beyond the existing literature to include glass, knitting, quilting, wood burning, felting, digital applications, phototherapy, byproducts, and more. Unlike previous guides, this book specifies population benefits and contraindications for each material and technique. This research-based guide for using art materials in a safe and effective manner will be a welcome resource for students, seasoned art therapists, and mental health counselors.
Categories: Psychology

The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy

The Art and Science of Assessment in Psychotherapy

A valuable handbook for psychotherapists and counsellors. Distinguished practitioners representing a wide range of approaches describe their methods of appraisal and how these have developed.

Author: Chris Mace

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415105390

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 523

A valuable handbook for psychotherapists and counsellors. Distinguished practitioners representing a wide range of approaches describe their methods of appraisal and how these have developed.
Categories: Psychology

Feders the Art and Science of Evaluation in the Arts Therapies

Feders  the Art and Science of Evaluation in the Arts Therapies

This second edition follows the tradition of the first edition as both an introductory text and a handbook in evaluation and assessment in the creative arts therapies.

Author: Robyn Flaum Cruz

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 0398088535

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

View: 779

This second edition follows the tradition of the first edition as both an introductory text and a handbook in evaluation and assessment in the creative arts therapies. It was written to be useful both for graduate students in the arts therapies training programs, doctoral programs, and for practitioners in the field who want guidelines for developing and implementing evaluation programs. The first section deals with fundamentals and principles that apply to all evaluation, qualitative as well as quantitative. This general treatment is followed by chapters that deal with specific approaches to evaluation: psychometric, clinical or intuitive, and behavioral. The implications for evaluation of the three major philosophical orientations (psychodynamic, existential, and behavioral) are discussed. The last section focuses on evaluation procedures in art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and music therapy, contributed by individuals who have specific expertise in those areas. Existing procedures are reviewed and emerging trends are examined. The basic theme of the book is the interrelationship between the creative and the scientific approaches to evaluation. The book's purpose is not to provide formulas or recipes but rather to help therapists relate their evaluation program to their goals, to identify what they are interested in evaluating, and to design the kind of evaluation program that can do what the therapist wants it to do. -- Publisher.
Categories: Psychology

The Modern History of Art Therapy in the United States

The Modern History of Art Therapy in the United States

This text will be of primary interest to art therapists and students, to art educators and historians, and to those interested in how mental health disciplines evolve.

Author: Maxine Borowsky Junge

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 9780398079413

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

View: 439

Over the years, art therapy pioneers have contributed towards the informal and formal beginnings of this fascinating and innovative profession. The development of the art therapy profession concerns a special breed of person who discovered the profound and unique power of the integration of art and psychology and had the energy and drive to create the new field. Important movements and milestones are highlighted including the dilemmas and crucial events of art therapy's evolution. Unique features include: the early days and influence; the United States at the time of the formation of the art therapy profession; Florence Cane and the Walden School; Margaret Naumberg's theory of psychodynamic art therapy; Edith Kramer's theory of art as therapy; the Menninger Foundation, art therapy in Ohio and the Buckeye Art Therapy Association; Elinor Ulman and the first art therapy journal; Hanna Yaxa Kwiatkowska and the invention of family art therapy; a brief history of art therapy in Great Britain and Canada; the 1960s and their influence on the development of art therapy; Myra Levick and the establishment of the American Art Therapy Association; the pioneer art therapists and their qualities and patterns; the definition and expansion of art therapy; the development of master's-level art therapy; art therapists of color and influence; the history of humanistic psychology and art therapy; the expressive arts therapy; Jungian art therapy; and the art therapists that began in the 1970s. Chronologies and study questions for discussion appear at the end of most chapters. Finally, the book presents issues essential to the field today such as art therapy registration, certification and licensing, art therapy assessment procedures, research, multiculturalism and art therapy as an international phenomenon. This text will be of primary interest to art therapists and students, to art educators and historians, and to those interested in how mental health disciplines evolve.
Categories: Psychology

Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy

Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy

Their work replicated Myra Levick and faculty research art therapy program at Hahneman Medical University's art therapy program. 3. Hanna Kwiatowska's “Family Therapy and Evaluation through Art,” extended art therapy research into the ...

Author: Gerald D. Oster

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583910375

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

View: 417

This revised edition presents a comprehensive overview of drawing methods used in evaluation and treatment. Providing a blend of assessment techniques and therapeutic uses of drawing, this text is a practical resource for clinicans working in a variety of treatment settings.
Categories: Psychology

The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy

The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy

Art therapY assessment An assessment phase provides an opportunity for not only the therapist to assess the client's therapeutic needs, but also for the client to assess whether the therapist can help them. An assessment is instigated ...

Author: Susan Hogan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317909118

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 188

The Introductory Guide to Art Therapy provides a comprehensive and accessible text for art therapy trainees. Susan Hogan and Annette M. Coulter here use their combined clinical experience to present theories, philosophies and methods of working clearly and effectively. The authors cover multiple aspects of art therapy in this overview of practice, from working with children, couples, families and offenders to the role of supervision and the effective use of space. The book addresses work with diverse groups and includes a glossary of key terms, ensuring that complex terminology and theories are clear and easy to follow. Professional and ethical issues are explored from an international perspective and careful attention is paid to the explanation and definition of key terms and concepts. Accessibly written and free from jargon, Hogan and Coulter provide a detailed overview of the benefits and possibilities of art therapy. This book will be an indispensable introductory guide for prospective students, art therapy trainees, teachers, would-be teachers and therapy practitioners. The text will also be of interest to counsellors and other allied health professionals who are interested in the use of visual methods.
Categories: Psychology