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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.