Art Psychotherapy and Innovation captures the range of activity at the vanguard of practice and research in the field.
Reflecting the sector's increasing focus on ways of fostering psychological health, wellbeing and social engagement in a wider context, it examines how to adapt to an increasing demand for therapeutic interventions worldwide. This includes collaboration with arts and health practitioners to ensure evidence-based practice with safe and ethical therapeutic boundaries and which draws on art psychotherapists' intensive clinical training.
Tethered to the wider context for innovation in art psychotherapy through theoretical discussion, this edited collection presents case studies of innovative work in relation to new territories (client groups and locations), new techniques in approaches to practice, and engagement with contemporary technologies and cross-disciplinary working.
Helen Jury and Ali Coles reminds us through these inspiringly organized and innovatively original collection of essays that art psychotherapy needs to constantly evolve to accommodate and assimilate new foci, technological advances and innovations. Truly a required text for these-and all-times.
— David E. Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC—Florida State University, Professor of Art Therapy and Project Coordinator of the FSU/FDC Art Therapy in Prisons Program
This book demonstrates how much needed innovation, inclusivity and genuine diversity in art psychotherapy is built from voices and knowledges of art therapists across the globe.
— Dr Patricia Fenner, Associate Professor, La Trobe University
... a timely and refreshing contribution to the theory and praxis of art therapy, taking us on a journey outside the clinic and into the world in which our service recipients live.
— Johanna Czamanski-Cohen, PhD, Senior lecturer, University of Haifa
Timely, compelling, inspiring and insightful. The authors demonstrate the versatility of arts therapies and our ability to positively and creatively respond to adverse changes through Art Therapy work across the globe.
— Jacqui McKoy-Lewens, MA, Programme Director, Art Therapy Northern Programme, Sheffield
About the Editors:
Helen Jury is an Art Psychotherapist and Supervisor in Independent Practice, UK, working with adults and children, groups and individuals, clinical training patients and referrals from agencies and organisations, and at University College London (UCL) gathering data for PhD doctoral research. Helen is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy. Helen co-edited 'Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries - Reframing Practice' with Ali Coles, also published by Jessica Kingsley.
Ali Coles is an Art Psychotherapist for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, UK, working with adults with severe and enduring mental health difficulties. She is also a Visiting Lecturer on the MA Art Psychotherapy course at the University of South Wales and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Art Therapy. Ali co-edited 'Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries - Reframing Practice' with Helen Jury, also published by Jessica Kingsley.