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The Art Therapy Sourcebook Paperback – December 1, 1998

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Since our ancestors began drawing on cave walls, humans have intuitively known that expressing emotions through art was healthy. Now, 20,000 years later, Cathy Malchiodi brings us a smart overview of the use of art as a therapeutic tool. In this concise and easy-to-read book, Malchiodi treats the reader to fascinating case studies and valuable pointers in helping us to open up and explore our nature creatively. This book is ideally suited for people beginning to explore art Power of Expressing Sourcebook makes a major contribution to art therapy going mainstream. This is the most accessible and complete art therapy book ever published. It's a great achievement for Cathy Malchiodi and for art therapy. -- Shaun McNiff, PhD, ATR, HLM. Author, Trust the Process and Art as Medicine

Throughout history artistic expression has been recognized as a catalyst for healing. Art is an expression of mind and spirit, and cannot be left out of our equation of healing. Cathy Malchiodi's fascinating book shows how modern art therapy is being employed as a potent healthcare intervention. -- Larry Dossey, MD. Author, Prayer is Good Medicine and Healing Words

What makes mankind unique is not our ability to reason but our use of symbols. Read this excellent resource and learn to communicate and experience life fully. -- Bernie Siegel, MD. Author, Prescriptions for Living and Love, Medicine, and Miracles

About the Author

Cathy Malchiodi, M.A., A.T.R., L.P.A.T., L.P.C.C., is a licensed professional art therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor. She is the current editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565658841
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565658844
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #799,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After reading a lot of *same old, same old* art therapy books, I was absolutely thrilled to discover THE ART THERAPY SOURCEBOOK. There are so many art therapy books that are dense and poorly written; Malchiodi is a clear and articulate writer who provides a savvy overview of the field of art therapy in a style that is inviting and exciting. Even if you have never heard of art therapy before, this book will inspire you to want to try your hand at art and will encourage your creative process. As a teacher of art therapy, I require all my first year art therapy and counseling students to read this book and as a therapist, I encourage my clients to read it too. Bravo! I look forward to more books by this author!
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At last there is a book on art therapy which is clear, well-written, and comprehensive. If you want to buy one book on art therapy, this one is excellent and I cannot recommend it enough. There are numerous illustrations, exercises, and examples of how art therapy can be used for personal transformation and healing. Also, read the endorsements, they speak more eloquently to the book's contents and inspirational qualities than I can.
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If you've been through art school or worked as a professional artist, you're aware that it's difficult to create artwork without placing some value on the outcome of the piece. This book provides wonderful examples of how to free yourself from intimidation and competition in making art and how the creative process itself is valuable to the soul. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain more emotional satisfaction from making art and for any artist who wants to create art without the constraints of impersonal evaluation. It has helped me to strive to create more honest communication through my work, a valuable lesson worth far more than the price of this book.
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Usually these types of books are theoritical (for example why art therapy works) while this one is practical with many activities to work with.
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I just got done with my first year at college and I got interested in art therapy. I wasn't to sure what exactly it was, and I was recommended this book from my school counselor. It was very informative, and it helped me decide to pursue my study in art therapy.
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Having found myself a little out of depth as regards people needing release from pain and stress, I have found the practicality of this book invaluable. It has opened my eyes to understand a lot more of the history of art therapy, and the exercises are helpful. I found the pictures included also enable one to grasp some of the concepts within the text and the layout of the book makes it exciting reading.
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...a smart overview of the use of art as a therapeutic tool. In this concise and easy-to-read-book, Malchiodi treats the reader to fascinating case studies and valuable points to help explore our natural creativity...ideally suited for people beginning to explore art as a self-expressive medium..."
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Love this book. I got the older edition because the newer one wasn't available in Kindle, but still a worthwhile purchase. Ended up buying the 2nd edition a month later at a conference. I like that Ms. Malchiodi uses experiential exercises to help one understand the process and purpose of Art Therapy. Those of us who feel we lack artistic ability, through the many exercises in the book, will learn the therapeutic value of art making, and that it's not just for "artists." Written in an easily understood style this is the best book I've read so far as an introduction to the field. I'm looking forward to attending a workshop by Ms. Malchiodi in the future. Excellent teacher!
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