Positive Art Therapy Theory and Practice: Integrating Positive Psychology with Art Therapy

1st Edition

Rebecca Ann Wilkinson, Gioia Chilton

Routledge
Published September 18, 2017
Reference - 282 Pages - 19 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781138908918 - CAT# Y186139

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Summary

Positive Art Therapy Theory and Practice outlines a clear, systematic approach for combining positive psychology with art therapy’s capacity to mobilize client strengths; induce engagement, flow and positive emotions; transform perceptions; build healing relationships and empowering narratives; and illuminate life purpose and meaning. Woven throughout are clinical illustrations, state-of-the-art research, discussion questions, and reflections on how therapists can apply this approach to their work with clients, and their personal and professional development. The book also includes a comprehensive list of more than 80 positive art therapy directives, a robust glossary, and lists of strengths and values. Written in an inviting and amusing style, this manual is both entertaining and practical—an invaluable tool for any practitioner looking to apply the most current theory and research on positive psychology and art therapy to their clinical practice.  

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