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Product Details

  • Series: Sourcebooks
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 2 edition (August 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071468277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071468275
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"The most accessible and complete art therapy book ever published. It is a great achievement."
--Shaun McNiff, author of Art Is Medicine and Trust the Process

"Malchiodi's fascinating book shows how modern art therapy is being employed as a potent health-care intervention."
--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Prayer Is Good Medicine and Healing Words

Newly updated and revised, this authoritative guide shows you how to use art therapy to guide yourself and others on a special path of personal growth, insight, and transformation. Cathy A. Malchiodi, a leading expert in the field, gives you step-by-step instructions for stimulating creativity and interpreting the resulting art pieces. This encouraging and effective method can help you and others recover from pain and become whole again.

The Art Therapy Sourcebook will help you:

  • Find relief from overwhelming emotions
  • Recover from traumatic losses
  • Reduce their stress levels
  • Discover insights about yourself
  • Experience personal growth

About the Author

Cathy A. Malchiodi is a licensed art therapist and clinical counselor. She is the 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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I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in the field of Art Therapy.
J. J. Alig
From what I have seen in this book, it has lots of things in it for me to get started as an arts therapist, as well as ideas to work with on my own.
Sue S.
This is a great book, full of information about theory and some great hands on ideas.
Emily

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dr. J. on November 4, 2012
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As an experienced clinician/psychologist who has just started classes for a certificate in
art therapy, I found this little book to be a terrific compilation of introductory information
on art therapy. The book lives up to its' SOURCEBOOK title. The over-view of the subject is
artfully written, easy to read and the resources are great for the beginner in this expanding
field of the art therapies. I think that all clinical,mental health service providers would
benefit from reading this book as they strive to offer treatment alternatives for their clients.
If mental health practitioners did more exploring of alternative non-verbal ways into the mind
of their clients, while sharing discoveries with their clients, we might all think more of taking
our clients off of drugs and offering them art, music, theater, dance as ways to work through
their difficulties. I URGE ALL CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS TO CONSIDER WHAT THIS BOOK HAS
TO OFFER.
Art and music and dance all awaken the sleeping/suffering brain and we must take responsibility for
introducing them to ourselves and our clients as ways we already have in us to create more peaceful, less
stressful and more enlightened ways of bringing wellness to our daily lives.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Martha D. Young on May 21, 2008
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An excellent primer for a psychotherapist who uses art for evaluation and treatment in psychotherapy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. A. Williams on December 20, 2009
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As a first time reader of what art Therapy is about, I found the Art Therapy Sourcebook an easy and comprehensive read. The illustrations and examples are meaningful and the exercises are great. I had once lost the enthusiasm to draw, through reading this book and following the exercises I have created my own creative journal, I find myself immersed in the freedom of drawing once again. For those that are interested in training as an Art Therapist or just taking some Art Therapy for themselves, there is a list of organisations and their contact details at the back of the book as well as some practical advice about qualifying to become an Art Therapist.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Avid Reader on July 5, 2009
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Love this book! It is filled with fantastic ideas for stimulating creativity and therapeutic release for children or adults!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Con Chrisoulis on October 14, 2008
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The book is incredible introduction to art therapy.
I am personally writing my thesis on art therapy and it has proven an invaluable resource.

Great read and quite informative
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CentralCA on May 17, 2008
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This is an informative book for Art Therapists or those interested in learning more about Art Therapy. It is written in a easy, readable manner. I am an Art Therapist and I used it a lot when doing research for a presentation and found it very helpful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Aurora on October 27, 2010
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I have not gotten all the way through this page by page yet. But what I have skimmed and read actualy full sections from the beginning, I am liking this book.
In fact it gave me the gumption to start a sort of comic/text project to put some troubling things always in my head most times unconciously but there all the same and it was great start for me getting it out on good ole objective paper in picture and writing. Look forward to learning so much from this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karissa Setera on January 19, 2014
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I conduct therapy with children who have experienced trauma, and was looking for some new information about art therapy to improve my practice (I have my master's degree in social work, but never took an art therapy elective). Honestly, I was shocked by the high reviews for this book. I felt like I could have looked up a lot of this information online. There is a lot of resources listed at the end of the book to find more information about art therapy, and I can't help but think I should have just wrote some of that down and sent the book back. The writing was extremely general and fluffy, and reading this book was like slogging through mud. It almost seemed to avoid getting into specifics because it didn't want to appear "wrong." There was a dearth of case examples, and the book just went on and on and on about the benefits of art therapy. Okay, I get that art therapy is beneficial, that's why I'm reading this book- but HOW is it beneficial? What is the process? If you know nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, about art therapy, then maybe you will find this book helpful, but it was far too general and bland for my taste.
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