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Art and art therapy with the imprisoned : re-creating identity

By: Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (xi, 197 pages) : illustrationsISBN:
  • 9781000020649
  • 9780429286940
  • 0429286945
  • 1000020649
  • 9781000020489
  • 1000020487
  • 9781000020328
  • 1000020320
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • RC489.A72 G87 2020
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Contents:
Art in prison : a natural by-product -- Rehumanizing through art -- Drawing time revisited : the benefits of art therapy in prison -- Making something out of nothing : materials and directives for the correctional milieu -- Deepening the exploration through research -- Nurturing identity : art therapy in women's correctional settings -- Reversing the delinquent label : art therapy with juvenile justice populations -- The realities of professional dissonance : maintaining boundaries within the tensions of ethics, morals and the law -- Negotiating a continuously fluctuating identity -- Art therapy in prison is social justice : the last [for now] rallying cry.
Summary: Through the author's experiences, investigations and discussions with artists, art therapists and inmates from around the world, Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity comprehensively explores the efficacy, methods, and outcomes of art and art therapy within correctional settings. The text begins with a theoretical and historical overview of art in prisons as a precursor to exploring the benefits of art therapy, followed by a deeper exploration of art therapy as a primary focus for wellness and mental health inside penitentiaries. Relying on several theoretical perspectives, results of empirical research studies, and case vignettes and illustrations gleaned from over 25 years of clinical and programmatic experience, this book argues why art therapy is so beneficial within prisons. This comprehensive guide is essential reading for professionals in the field, as well as students of sociology, criminology, art theory, art therapy, and psychology who wish to explore the benefits of art therapy with inmate populations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Art in prison : a natural by-product -- Rehumanizing through art -- Drawing time revisited : the benefits of art therapy in prison -- Making something out of nothing : materials and directives for the correctional milieu -- Deepening the exploration through research -- Nurturing identity : art therapy in women's correctional settings -- Reversing the delinquent label : art therapy with juvenile justice populations -- The realities of professional dissonance : maintaining boundaries within the tensions of ethics, morals and the law -- Negotiating a continuously fluctuating identity -- Art therapy in prison is social justice : the last [for now] rallying cry.

Through the author's experiences, investigations and discussions with artists, art therapists and inmates from around the world, Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned: Re-Creating Identity comprehensively explores the efficacy, methods, and outcomes of art and art therapy within correctional settings. The text begins with a theoretical and historical overview of art in prisons as a precursor to exploring the benefits of art therapy, followed by a deeper exploration of art therapy as a primary focus for wellness and mental health inside penitentiaries. Relying on several theoretical perspectives, results of empirical research studies, and case vignettes and illustrations gleaned from over 25 years of clinical and programmatic experience, this book argues why art therapy is so beneficial within prisons. This comprehensive guide is essential reading for professionals in the field, as well as students of sociology, criminology, art theory, art therapy, and psychology who wish to explore the benefits of art therapy with inmate populations.

David E. Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, professor of art therapy at Florida State University, has published and lectured widely on art therapy with forensic populations. He is the author of Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital MurderCases and co-editor of the Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy.

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