Symbolic images in art as therapy /Publication details: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.Description: viii, 195 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cmISBN:
- RC489.A7 S558 1997
|Item type||Current library||Collection||Call number||Copy number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Book||Whitecliffe Library Arts Therapy||Arts Therapy||RC 489 ART SIM (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Available||0003880|
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
1. The Circle in the Square -- 2. Mr. Pauli, madly serious play -- 3. Kitchen Art -- 4. Peter and other physically handicapped people -- 5. Art therapy with children in residential care -- 6. Images of depression in art therapy -- 7. Bereavement and dying in art therapy -- 8. Bereavement art in children -- 9. Art therapy with a maltreated child -- 10. Research into styles in art.
Combining detailed case material and over 80 examples of patients' work, the author describes how the symbolic image and the style in which it is represented often relate to a particular stage in the integration of painful experiences. As the image and the style change, so does the individual, who discovers previously untapped sources of creativity and inner strength. Drawing on theoretical insights of Jung, Balint, Milner, Winnicott and others, R.M. Simon brings to life the different ways in which patients experience art therapy and the shifting role of the therapist responding to their needs.