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- DescriptionThis book shows how the expressive arts therapies contain the potential for renewal in both art and psychotherapy. The author first describes the theoretical basis for his vision of art as medicine, citing the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Friedrich Nietzsche, mythologies such as Mircea Eliade, Henri Corbin and British scholar Jane Harrison and others. He then discusses his methods, including interpretation through performance and storytelling, collaborative creation, and dialoguing with paintings, as opposed to talking about paintings. Finally, he offers an illustrated examination of drawings, paintings and dreams, demonstrating how interacting with the products of the imagination can lead to growth and transformation for the healthy as well as the sick. The author also wrote The Arts and Psychotherapy , Educating the Creative Arts Therapists , Fundamentals of Art Therapy and Depth Psychology of Art .
- Author BiographyShaun McNiff is internationally recognized as a founder and leading figure in the arts and healing field. University Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is past president of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of several other books including Art As Medicine, Trust the Process, and Creating with Others .
- Author(s)Shaun McNiff
- PublisherShambhala Publications Inc
- Date of Publication01/04/1993
- SubjectPsychiatry & Clinical Psychology: Professional
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintShambhala Publications Inc
- Content Noteb&w
- Weight378 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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