Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this Handbook provides a complete overview of art therapy, from theory and research to practical applications. Leading practitioners demonstrate the nuts and bolts of arts-based intervention with children, adults, families, couples, and groups dealing with a wide range of clinical issues. Rich with illustrative case material, the volume features nearly 100 sample drawings and other artwork. The inclusion of diverse theoretical approaches and practice settings makes the Handbook eminently useful for all mental health professionals interested in using art in evaluation and treatment. New to this edition: * incorporates the latest clinical applications, methods, and research * chapter on art materials and media (including uses of new techlogies) * chapters on intervening with domestic violence survivors, bereaved children, and military personnel * expanded coverage of neuroscience, cultural diversity, and ethics.
Cathy A. Malchiodi, PhD, ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, REAT, is an art therapist, expressive arts therapist, and clinical mental health counselor, as well as a recognized authority on art therapy with children, adults, and families. She has published numerous books, articles, and chapters, and has given more than 350 presentations on art therapy. Dr. Malchiodi is on the faculty of Lesley University and is a visiting professor to universities in the United States and internationally. She is also founder of the Trauma-Informed Practices Institute and has worked with a wide variety of community, national, and international agencies, particularly on the use of art therapy for trauma intervention, disaster relief, mental health, and wellness. The President of Art Therapy Without Borders, a nonprofit organization supporting international art therapy initiatives and service, Dr. Malchiodi is the only person to have received all three of the American Art Therapy Association's highest honors: Distinguished Service Award, Clinician Award, and Honorary Life Member Award. She has also received honors from the Kennedy Center and Very Special Arts in Washington, DC.