Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy to address social problems. Leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities.
Cover; Art Therapy and Social Action; Contents; Introduction; Part 1Expanding the Therapeutic Role; 1.Art Therapy as a Toolfor Social Change:A Conceptual Model; 2. The Art Therapistas Social Activist:Reflections on a Life; Part IIActing and Reflecting on the Action; 3. Facing Homelessness:A Community Mask Making Project; 4. Wielding the Shield:The Art Therapist as Conscious Witnessin the Realm of Social Action; PartIII Resolving Conflict; 5.Art and Conflict Resolution; 6.Drawing Out Conflict; PartIV Confronting Anger and Aggression 7.Anger Management GroupArt Therapy for Clients in theMental Health System8.Symbolic Interactionism,Aggression, and Art Therapy; 9.The Paper People Projecton Gun Violence; PartV Healing Trauma; 10.Some Personal and ClinicalThoughts about Trauma, Art,and World Events; 11.Art Making as a Responseto Terrorism; PartVI Building Community; 12. Unity in Diversity:Communal Pluralism in theArt Studio and the Classroom; 13. Art and Community Buildingfrom the Puppet and MaskMaker's Perspective; 14.Art Therapy for thisMulticultural World; THE CONTRIBUTORS; SUBJECT INDEX; AUTHOR INDEX
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