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Tools of the Trade : A Therapist's Guide to Art Therapy Assessments, Second Edition
Brooke, Stephanie L.
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / 2004-08-01 / 0398075220
Expressive Arts Therapies
price: $53.95 (may be subject to change)
256 pages
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This new edition with its revised title provides critical reviews of art therapy tests along with some new reviews of assessments and updated research in the field. It is comprehensive in its approach to considering reliability and validity evidence provided by test authors. Additionally, it reviews research on art therapy assessments with a variety of patient populations. The book contains helpful suggestions regarding the application of art therapy assessments. Specific areas covered include individual, group, family, and multicultural assessment techniques. The desirable and undesirable features of a variety of art therapy assessments are deliberated. This book will be a valuable resource for practitioners who use art therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy, and it will serve to enhance clinical skills, making therapy more effective for each patient who participates in the assessment process. The book critiques a series of art therapy assessments—from traditional art therapy approaches to current releases. The goal of this work is to assist mental health professionals in selecting assessments that yield reliable and valid clinical information regarding their clients. Of special interest is the author’s approach to writing the results of a series of art therapy assessments in an effort to provide a more complete indication of client dynamics and issues. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners who use art therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy, and it will serve to enhance clinical skills, making therapy more effective for each patient who participates in the assessment process.

Contents:

Forword by Barry M. Cohen
Preface

Chapter
1. Introduction
2. Human Figure Drawing Test
3. Kinetic Family Drawings
4. Kinetic School Drawing
5. Diagnostic Drawing Series
6. House-Tree-Person Test
7. Kinetic House-Tree-Person Test
8. Family-Centered Circle Drawings
9. The Silver Drawing Test of Cognition and Emotion
10. Draw a Story Test
11. Draw a Person Test
12. Magazine Photo Collage
13. Belief Art Therapy Assessment
14. Art Therapy Dream Assessment
15. Face Stimulus Assessment
16. Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale (FEATS)
17. The Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment
18. Recommendations
19. An Approach to Using Art Therapy Assessments: A Case Study
20. Internet Resources

Author Index
Subject Index

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