Foundations of Art Therapy

Foundations of Art Therapy

Theory and Applications

1st Edition - June 30, 2022

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  • Editors: Meera Rastogi, Rachel Feldwisch, Michelle Pate, Joseph Scarce
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243084
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128243091

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Foundations of Art Therapy: Theory and Applications is an essential and comprehensive introduction to the field of art therapy that blends relevant psychological and neuroscience research, theories, and concepts and infuses cultural diversity throughout each chapter. The text includes full color photos, informative charts, and case examples and is divided into four parts beginning with the basics of art therapy knowledge and concluding with professional practices in art therapy. The fundamentals of art therapy section includes coverage of art therapy founders, art materials, multicultural perspectives, intersections with neuroscience, and research methods. An overview and in-depth explorations of different theoretical approaches to the practice of art therapy are covered in the second part of the book. A bio-psycho-social approach integrates current research on art therapy with specific populations (children, mental health, older adults, and trauma). The book concludes with art therapy professional practices in group concepts, community-based art therapy, and developing a career in the field. Each chapter contains chapter objectives, practical applications, ethical considerations, reflection questions, experiential exercises, and a list of terms. The unique, practical, and interdisciplinary approach of this text provides a solid base for understanding the field of art therapy and is well suited for use in undergraduate art therapy courses. This book will appeal to those who want an introduction to the field’s theories, research, and practice and those seeking a comprehensive understanding on the foundations of art therapy.

Key Features

  • Full color photos, informative charts, and case examples
  • Definitions, key details, and clear explanations of major concepts
  • Evidence-based research and attention to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in each chapter
  • Reader experiential activities and reflection questions to enhance deeper levels of processing
  • Instructor resources that include: chapter outlines, experiential classroom activities and lecture enhancements, multiple choice and short answer questions for each chapter

Readership

Students, Psychologists and Clinicians interested in art therapy

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • Part I: Fundamentals of art therapy: Prepping the canvas
  • Chapter 1: History, profession, and ethics of art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • What is art therapy?
  • A history of art therapy
  • Professional associations
  • Ethical standards
  • Ethical principles for art therapists (AATA)
  • Case study: The art therapist and the board member
  • The profession of art therapy
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Understanding media: Laying the groundwork for art-making
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Art media foundations
  • Art materials breakdown
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Appendix
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Multicultural and diversity perspectives in art therapy: Transforming image into substance
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • United States demographics: The changing face of America
  • Understanding culture, race, and ethnicity in the United States
  • Demographic trends and population projections in the United States
  • Demographic trends in other multicultural populations in the United States
  • Sociopolitical barriers to equality and equity
  • Advocacy for social equality and equity in America
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Women’s Rights Movement
  • The Gay Rights Movement
  • Cultural pluralism in America
  • Culturally responsive art therapy practice in America
  • Cultural identity in the United States
  • Cultural identity development in the United States
  • Intersectionality in the United States
  • Cultural dimensions in clinical assessment
  • Cultural dimensions in clinical practice
  • Transforming image into substance
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Intersections of neuroscience and art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • How did humans start to make art?
  • Introduction to neuroscience
  • The nervous system
  • How do the nervous system and brain work?
  • How do neurons communicate?
  • Neural communication and implications for art therapy: Case of multiple sclerosis
  • Neural communication and implications for art therapy: Neuroplasticity
  • The brain regions
  • Brain regions and the expressive therapies continuum
  • Shift from brain regions to networks
  • Vision
  • Vision is a central sense for humans
  • Art-making, the eye, and the brain
  • The eye
  • The visual cortex and the processing streams
  • Vision and implications for art-making and art therapy
  • Connecting our understanding of vision to learning how to draw
  • Additional art therapy research and connections to neuroscience
  • EEG, art materials, and the brain
  • Cortisol and art therapy
  • Brain scans and art therapy
  • New Technology for Measuring the effects of art therapy
  • Summary
  • Experientials
  • Resources for further exploration
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Approaches to research in art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • Developing a research study
  • Historical overview of art therapy research
  • Art therapy research today
  • Research paradigms (worldview) relevant for art therapy
  • Types of research methods used in art therapy
  • The role of ethics review and institutional review boards
  • Implications and future directions for research in art therapy
  • Art experientials
  • Chapter reflection questions
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Part II: Theoretical orientations: Gathering the tools
  • Chapter 6: Overview of theoretical orientations
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Art therapy theory
  • Psychodynamic approaches in art therapy
  • Behavioral approaches in art therapy
  • Humanistic approaches in art therapy
  • Case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • Therapy in action
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Psychoanalytic and Jungian approaches to art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Authors’ approach to this chapter
  • Introduction
  • Freud’s psychoanalytic theory
  • Jungian and analytic approaches
  • Conclusions
  • Experiential activities
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Humanistic approaches to art therapy: Existentialism, person-centered, and gestalt
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Person-centered therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic approaches to art therapy in cross-cultural contexts
  • Limitations
  • Conclusions
  • Art experiential and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Using art to think and rethink: Cognitive-behavior therapy from behaviorism through the third wave
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • The first wave: Behaviorism
  • Behavior therapy and art therapy
  • The second wave: CBAT
  • The third wave: Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Part III: Art therapy with specific populations: Painting the picture
  • Chapter 10: Child development and artistic development in art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • Understanding child development
  • Physical development
  • Cognitive development
  • Social emotional development
  • Language development
  • Developmental psychology theories
  • Artistic development in children
  • Additional theories of artistic development
  • Conclusions and comparisons
  • Developmental art therapy with children
  • Goals of developmental art therapy
  • An art therapist’s approach
  • Art therapy examples
  • Exhibiting artwork from a developmental art therapy group
  • Adapting art materials
  • Nurturing development through art
  • Scope of practice
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Art therapy for psychological disorders and mental health
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • Defining mental illness
  • History and development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Early understanding of mental illness through art
  • Art therapy’s role in improving mental health
  • Art therapy and mental health recovery treatment settings
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Art therapy and older adults
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Life transitions
  • Purpose of the chapter
  • Who are older adults?
  • Models of aging
  • Settings where art therapists work with older adults
  • Resistance to therapy
  • Aging and disease
  • Medical awareness with older adult clients
  • Grief
  • Retirement and other life transitions
  • Hope, resilience, and opportunity in later life
  • Aging in the future
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • For more information
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Art therapy for trauma recovery and response
  • Abstract
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • What is trauma?
  • Integrating art therapy with other therapeutic approaches to trauma
  • Children and adolescents in trauma treatment
  • Art therapy in response to disaster and tragedy
  • Managing wellness while helping others
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Part IV: Profession of art therapy: Exhibiting the work
  • Chapter 14: Beginning concepts of group work
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Understanding and defining a group
  • History of group work
  • Group art therapy approaches
  • Therapeutic factors of group work
  • Benefits of group work
  • Multicultural competence and cultural humility
  • Group skills
  • Student group art collaborations
  • Group work example in art therapy
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Community-based art therapy and community arts
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • What is community-based art therapy?
  • Community-based art therapy and community arts
  • Why are community-based art therapy and community arts important?
  • Historical approaches and theoretical approaches
  • Community-based arts programs: Shared roles and responsibilities
  • Donations and fundraising
  • Funding through grants
  • Exhibition of artwork
  • Community-based art therapy settings
  • Examples of social practice art
  • Criticisms
  • Conclusions
  • Art experientials
  • Additional information
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Chapter 16: Pathways to developing a career in art therapy
  • Abstract
  • Learning outcomes
  • Chapter overview
  • Introduction
  • Art therapy moving forward
  • Characteristics of a successful art therapist
  • Employment prospects
  • Educational preparation of the art therapist
  • In their own words
  • Hidden costs of being an art therapist
  • Career options in fields closely related to art therapy—Options to pursue a related master’s degree or to begin to work with a bachelor’s
  • Summary
  • Art experientials and reflection questions
  • Additional resources
  • Chapter terms
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128243084
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128243091

About the Editors

Meera Rastogi

Meera Rastogi, PhD, MAAT, ATR-BC, CGP, is a licensed psychologist, board certified art therapist, certified group psychotherapist, and professor at the University of Cincinnati, Clermont College. She teaches in the psychology program and directs the University’s Pre-Art Therapy Certificate Program. Dr. Rastogi offers weekly art therapy groups for people with chronic illness and people focused on mental health recovery. Her research interests include the intersections between psychology, neuroscience, and art therapy, art therapy and mental health conditions, and higher education.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, Batavia, Ohio, USA

Rachel Feldwisch

Rachel P. Feldwisch, PhD, MAAT, LMHC, ATR-BC, is a board certified art therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed School Counselor. She worked as an art therapist and counselor for about a decade before returning to graduate school for a PhD in Counseling Psychology. She is currently the Director of Counseling Programs at the University of Indianapolis where she oversees the graduate and undergraduate art therapy programs, provides art therapy training, and conducts research in art therapy, counseling, and trauma-informed practice.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Michelle Pate

Michelle Pate, DAT, LCMHC, ATR-BC, holds a Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University, is a board certified art therapist and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She teaches undergraduate art therapy at Lesley University and currently chairs the AATA Education Committee and co-chairs the AATA Undergraduate Education sub-committee. Her current research focus is on the inclusion of diversity in the undergraduate education curriculum.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Joseph Scarce

Joseph Scarce, PhD, ATR-BC, provides art therapy to medical hospitals, substance abuse facilities, and edited the first book on art therapy in disaster response, Art Therapy in Response to Natural Disasters Mass Violence and Crisis. He is an assistant professor at The University of Tampa and coordinates the BA in Art Therapy program. He partners with the Tampa Museum of Art working with The University of Tampa undergraduate students to provide art therapy to underserved populations through the Art Space Program.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA

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