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The Art Therapists' Primer: A Clinical Guide to Writing Assessments, Diagnosis, and Treatment, Third Edition
Edited by Ellen G. Horovitz, ATR-BC, LCAT, ERYT-500, C-IAYT
Charles C. Thomas, Publishers / Softcover / Jul 2020
9780398093389 (ISBN-10: 0398093385)
Expressive Arts Therapies
price: $94.95
408 pages
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**THIS BOOK INCLUDES SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS. Click here to obtain these for free from the publisher.**

Doctor Ellen G. Horovitz shares over 40 years of experience as she transliterates evidence-based art therapy into medical terminology. This revised and updated Third Edition spells out the how-to's behind producing art therapy assessments, process notes, significant sessions, objectives and modalities, termination summaries and internet-based assessments into translatable documentation, designed to dovetail within an interdisciplinary medical model. In addition, this third edition emphasizes information on how to use psychological applications and art therapy based assessments to ensure best practices and efficacy of patient care.

This step-by-step methodology fashions these reports, placing art therapy on equal footing with all mental health clinicians and generates records, which serve as points of departure for practitioners. This text is designed as a teaching tool that lays the foundation to enhance pertinent skills that are important to patient practice, including the armament to write up clinically-based reports that serve as a model for the field.
Additionally, the practitioner is offered sample formats, legends and abbreviations of clinical and psychiatric terms, guidelines for recordable events, instructions of writing up objectives, modalities, and treatment goals as well as training on composing progress versus process notes. The Appendices provides a wealth of information and forms to use in one's clinical practice.

This must-have reference manual amasses information that will serve as a companion guide for every art therapist to formulate clinical reports, and it will aid patients toward their trajectory of wellness, recovery and, above all, health.

Table of Contents:

Preface on How to Use this Book
List of Illustrations

Section I: Introduction to the Third Edition: Quantifying Qualitative Assessments
1. The Efficacy of Assessments in Art Therapy
2. Gathering Patient Information, Constructing a Genogram, Ethical Considerations, and Releases
3. The Application of Quantifying Four Nonstandardized Assessments
4. Multicultural Issues in Assessment, Documentation and Treatment

Section II: Qualitative Instruments
5. Art Therapy Dream Assessment (ATDA)
6. Belief Art Therapy Assessment (BATA)
7. Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment (CATA)
8. House-Tree-Person Assessment (HTP)
9. Kinetic Family Drawing Assessment (KFD)
10. MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument)

Section III: Standardized Instruments
11. Bender Gestalt II
12. Person Picking an Apple From a Tree Assessment (PPAT)
13. Silver Drawing Test Assessment (SDT)
14. Face Stimulus Assessment (FSA)

Section IV: Combining Multiple Assessments
15. From Africa to America: Art Assessments with a Refugee in Resettlement
16. Three Generations of Art: A Familial Assessment
17. Assessment of a 29-Year-Old Deaf Woman
18. Assessment of a Schizophrenic Man
19. A De Novo Case: Efficacy, Telehealth, and Supervision Within a Legal Confine

Section V: Conclusion
20. Treatment Objectives, Modalities and Termination Summaries

Appendices
Name Index
Subject Index


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