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- DescriptionArt-making with fabrics and fibers is a natural and creative method of self-expression and can enrich the healing process. This book is a complete guide to using textiles in therapy with female clients. Reviewing the role of textile-based handcrafts in the lives of women today, and integrating the life issues they face with the therapeutic making of fiber art, the book covers everything from the psychology of this therapeutic approach to how to carry it out effectively with a wide range of clients. Specific techniques and suggestions for practice are provided, alongside chapters on expressive writing, guided imagery, and cross-cultural applications of therapy. This invative book will be a useful tool for therapists, students, artists looking to build on self-exploration, and anybody else interested in the therapeutic benefits that art-making with textiles can bring about.
- Author BiographyAnn Futterman Collier is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years experience of working with textile arts and therapy. She is an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in abnormal psychology, counseling techniques, health psychology, and art therapy theory; she also conducts research on how art-making can be used to promote well-being and mood repair. Ann resides in Flagstaff, Arizona.
- Author(s)Ann Collier
- PublisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Date of Publication15/11/2011
- SubjectMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJessica Kingsley Publishers
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight390 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine18 mm
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