A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy

What are the core concepts of art therapy? What can you learn from a drawing of a bird's nest, a collage or some scribbles? Why become an art therapist and how do you do it? What happens in the therapy room?

In the style of a graphic novel, A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy answers these questions and more. Art therapy and its key concepts, theory and practice are introduced through illustrations and text. Beginning with an overview of art therapy as both a practice and a career, it shows the routes to becoming an art therapist and what the role entails. The essential approaches, frameworks, techniques and assessment styles of art therapy are visualised and discussed, making this book the perfect companion on your journey as an art therapist.
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Press reviews for: A Graphic Guide to Art Therapy

Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM Author & Filmmaker, President of Expressive Media

This Graphic Guide is an absolute delight, covering the territory of art therapy remarkably well. It is refreshingly nonpartisan, and skilfully manages to be both deep and broad. Uniquely visual yet verbally thoughtful, it's a fine over-view of the field.

Cheryl Doby-Copeland, PhD, ATR-BC, LPC, LMFT, Clinical Program Coordinator, Parent Infant Early Childhood Enhancement Program, and Honorary Life Member of the American Art Therapy Association

Schmanke, Wolf-Bordonaro, and Huxtable provide a comprehensive pictorial digest and welcome contribution to the literature of the art therapy profession. The wonderful illustrations of culturally diverse art therapy practitioners and populations, depict the breadth of information necessary to understand the scope of art therapy practice. I predict this graphic compendium will become a valuable resource for the nascent and seasoned art therapist.

Carolyn Brown Treadon, Phd, ATR-BC, ATCS Professor and Graduate Program Director at Edinboro University

This book is full of golden nuggets! The authors have taken a wealth of information and presented it in such a way that it will appeal to those curious about art therapy to seasoned professionals/supervisors - and everyone in between. This graphic guide provides an answer to the age-old question, "Art therapy, what is that?"

David E. Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC—Florida State University, Professor of Art Therapy and Project Coordinator of the FSU/FDC Art Therapy in Prisons Program

Huxtable, Wolf-Bordonaro and Schmanke hit upon the perfect formula-applying pictorial language to communicate to those who rely on visual communication to provide service for others. Their wonderfully engaging introduction to art therapy provide an accessible and fun foundation for those who simply want to learn more about art therapy, those who are committed to pursuing this calling, and those well-embedded in the field.

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