The term "art therapy" was coined when it was recognized that painting, drawing and modelling had healing effects on people.
The early practitioners saw themselves as facilitators in setting free a spontaneous inaginative activity.
In this text the author makes a plea for the therapist to return to a trust in the therapeutic value of the creative process itself.
Drawing on her memories of working with some of the pioneers of art therapy, and on her own experience as a painter and as an art therapy practitionar, her argument surfaces through observation, speculation, case history and quotations from artists, poets and analysts.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 130 pages
- Publisher: Free Association Books
- Publication Date: 01/01/1997
- Category: Psychiatry
- ISBN: 9781853433689