Dealing with the aftermath of childhood sexual abuse remains one of the major issues in child and adolescent mental health. Yet, until now, little has been written for art therapists and related professionals involved in this sensitive field. Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse is a guide to practice with this group. Containing a range of illustrative case material from both individual and group therapy, the book addresses the important issues faced by professionals, including:
* male therapist countertransference
* the therapist's relationship with the client's family and wider networks
* assessment using art therapy
* the value of art therapy with groups.
Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse will provide not only art therapists, but other professionals working with sexually abused children and adolescents, with a stimulating discussion of the current issues in this area.
Table of Contents
Waller, Foreword. Introduction. Part I: The Therapeutic Relationship in Context. Douglass, Nobody Hears: How Assessment Using Art as well as Play Therapy Can Help Children Disclose Past and Present Sexual Abuse. Thomas, Containing the Bad Object: Observations and Thoughts on the Generation of Bad Feelings between People in an Organisation, a Professional Network, a Therapist and a Child Attending Individual Art Therapy. Wheeler, Smith, Male Therapist Countertransference and the Importance of the Family Context. Part II: Working with Individuals. Ambridge, Using the Reflective Image within the Mother/Child Relationship. Gillespie, Into the Body: Sand and Water in Art Therapy with Sexually Abused Children. Drucker, Why Can't She Control Herself? A Case Study. Bissonnet, Tell Me Your Story So Far: A Developmental Approach to Art Therapy. Part III: Experiences in Groups. Murphy, Buckland, Jumping Over it: Group Art Therapy with Young Girls. Aldridge, Hasitlow, Is it Safe to Keep a Secret? A Sibling Group in Art Therapy. Brown, Latimar, Between Images and Thoughts: An Art Psychotherapy Group for Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls.