Therapeutic Art Directives and Resources: Activities and Initiatives for Individuals and Groups
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
ISBN 10: 185302824X
ISBN 13: 978-1853028243
Susan Makin has written a unique resource for art therapists working with patients or clients who find the concept of spontaneous artmaking daunting, and feel more comfortable with a structured framework. Therapeutic Art Directives and Resources: Activities and Initiatives for Individuals and Groups consists of a series of directives or suggestions for group and individual activities, with guidance on the suitability of each directive for clients with specific needs and ideas for further development. Her directives protect clients' creative freedom while providing a safe environment for exploring difficult issues.
Commentaries by Cathy Malchiodi alongside the directives highlight particular uses of the directives and possible adaptations. Included at the front of the book are useful sample forms and hand-outs to give clients at the beginning of therapy as well as forms for the therapist's own record-keeping. These forms, like all the directives, have been used many times in clinical practice.
Offers a structured framework for working with clients who find spontaneous creating daunting
About the Author
Susan R. Makin is currently pursuing her career as a professional artist, writer, and advisor, in Boston and Toronto. She was previously Psychotherapeutic Services Coordinator and Expressive Arts Therapist at The Welcare Center, Toronto, while a lecturer in Psychosomatics at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and field faculty advisor at Vermont College of Norwich University. She has also led and created arts therapy programs at the Toronto Hospital for seven years. Dr. Makin presents workshops internationally, and is the author of three books on arts therapies.
Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPCC, LPAT, REAT, is an art therapist and author of several books, including The Art Therapy Sourcebook and Handbook of Art Therapy (2nd ed.). She is the Founder and Director of the Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute.