ERIC Number: ED408236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Art Therapy in Theory & Practice.
Ulman, Elinor, Ed.; Dachinger, Penny, Ed.
The essays in this collection are grounded in theoretical underpinnings which range from Freud to Montessori. The focus encompasses educational and psychiatric concerns. Essays are organized in 4 parts. Part 1, "Theory of Art Therapy," includes: (1) "Art Therapy: Problems of Definition" (Elinor Ulman); (2) "Therapy is Not Enough: The Contribution of Art to General Hospital Psychiatry" (Elinor Ulman); (3) "Art and Emptiness: New Problems in Art Education and Art Therapy" (Edith Kramer); (4) "The Problem of Quality in Art" (Edith Kramer); (5) "Fostering Growth through Art Education, Art Therapy, and Art in Psychotherapy" (Sandra Pine); (6) "Children's Work as Art" (Joachim H. Themal); and (7) "Art and Craft" (Edith Kramer). Part 2, "Practice of Art Therapy," presents essays related to work with adults in: (8) "Family Art Therapy: Experiments with New Techniques" (Hanna Yaxa Kwiatkowska); (9) "An Art Therapy Program for Geriatric Patients" (Irene Dewdney); (10) "Techniques for Individual and Group Therapy" (James M. Denny); (11) "Art Therapy for Adolescent Drug Abusers" (Diana Wittenberg), and essays that focus on work with children: (12) "The Practice of Therapy with Children" (Edith Kramer); (13) "Montessori and Compulsive Cleanliness of Severely Retarded Children" (Lena L. Gitter); (14) "Art and the Slow Learner" (Myer Site); (15) "Therapeutic Programs Around the World: Art and Applied Art by Mentally Defective Children"; and (16) "THIS is Therapy?" (Joachim H. Themal). Part 3, "Case Studies," contains (17) "Spontaneous Art Education and Psychotherapy" (Margaret Naumburg); (18) "Elda's Art Therapy in Context of a Quarter Century of Psychiatric Treatment" (Selwyn Dewdney); (19) "A Marital Crisis Precipitated by Art Therapy" (Harriet T. Voegeli; Miriam Goldberg; Irving Schneider); (20) "Correlation between Clinical Course and Pictorial Expression of a Schizophrenic Patient" (Erika Lehnsen); (21) "The Use of Painting to Resolve an Artist's Identity Conflicts" (Josef E. Garai); (22) "The Self-Portraits of a Schizophrenic Patient" (Al. Marinow); and (23) "An Analysis of the Art Productions of a Psychiatric Patient Who Was Preoccupied with his Nose" (John Birtchnell). Part 4, "Systematic Investigations in Art Therapy," includes (24) "The Psychiatric Patient and His "Well" Sibling: A Comparison through Their Art Productions" (Julianna Day; Hanna Yaxa Kwaitkowska) (25) "A New Use of Art in Psychiatric Diagnosis" (Elinor Ulman); (26) "Art for the Mentally Retarded: Directed or Creative?" (James W. Crawford) and (27) "An Experimental Approach to the Judgement of Psychopathology from Paintings" (Elinor Ulman; Bernard I. Levy). (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art Products, Art Therapy, Childrens Art, Creative Expression, Disabilities, Educational Therapy, Emotional Disturbances, Mental Disorders, Psychological Studies, Psychotherapy, Self Destructive Behavior, Self Expression
Magnolia Street Publishers, 5804 North Magnolia Street, Chicago, IL 60660.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Artwork may not reproduce well. Reprint of book first published as "Art Therapy in Theory and Practice" by Schocken Books, 1975.