What Do You See?: Phenomenology of Therapeutic Art Expression

 
9781849854108: What Do You See?: Phenomenology of Therapeutic Art Expression
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The author presents a varied menu of ideas and experiences in many areas - in research, in diagnosis, and in psychotherapy, each using art media with patients of all ages. She integrates art, phenomenology and gestalt psychology, describing specific techniques and findings.

Part I of the book lays out the theoretical foundations and the techniques; Part II addresses the formal components used in art therapy - line, shape and colour in their interrelated dynamics and discusses other aspects and modes of symbolic expression found in clients' work. Part III looks at symbolic expression through the scribble, offering a system of classification, diagnostic possibilities and case studies of work with eating disorders. Part IV focuses on art expression for art therapy diagnostics, including a method for qualitative diagnostics, and a first full diagnostic battery for adolescents. Part V is devoted to Holocaust children's art expressions, highlighting the power of art expression in children under ultimate stress, the intensity of their inner experience, and its visualization in the structure of the pictures.

The book is for art therapists and advanced students. It can be used as a textbook on phenomenological art therapy; for therapeutically-oriented art teachers, educators and social workers; and for practicing psychotherapists, to see that art is a source of expression demonstrating how a person is.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Book Description:

Integrating art, phenomenology and gestalt psychology, describing specific techniques and findings

About the Author:

Mala Gitlin Betensky, Ph.D., ATR, formerly visiting professor of art therapy at the University of Delaware in Newark and at Haifa University in Israel, is an art therapist and clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C.

She is the author of The Social Psychology of Adolescents (1954) and Self-Discovery through Self-Expression (1973).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Betensky, Mala Gitlin
Published by Jessica Kingsley
ISBN 10: 1849854106 ISBN 13: 9781849854108
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jessica Kingsley. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1849854106

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 54.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mala Gitlin Betensky
Published by Jessica Kingsley (1995)
ISBN 10: 1849854106 ISBN 13: 9781849854108
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jessica Kingsley, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1849854106

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 60.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mala Betensky
Published by Jessica Kingsley
ISBN 10: 1849854106 ISBN 13: 9781849854108
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jessica Kingsley. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 222 pages. 11.69x7.62x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1849854106

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 55.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.34
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds