Interpreting Children s Drawings

Author: Joseph H. Di Leo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135064172
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story

Author: Rawley Silver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135916667
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Art can be an invaluable means of communication. It can bypass language and impairment and allow for the expression of thoughts or feelings too difficult to communicate with words. In The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story, Rawley Silver draws on her years of experience using therapeutic art with hearing-impaired children, stroke patients, and others with learning disabilities or emotional disturbances. The book’s original art assessments use stimulus drawings to elicit responses that provide access to a patient’s emotions and attitudes toward themselves and others, while also testing for the ability to solve problems and convey ideas. Offering tools to assess cognitive skills that often escape detection on verbal tests of intelligence or achievement, the book helps in identifying those at risk for violent behavior or masked depression. Thoroughly updated from Silver’s earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents. It also addresses important gender and age differences, incorporating new information and updated studies, and it offers an in-depth look at the developmental procedures involved in these art assessments. As education for mental health professionals now includes art therapy more regularly, Silver has provided an invaluable resource for assessing emotional and cognitive content.

Using Drawings in Clinical Practice

Author: Gerald D. Oster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317673611
Format: PDF
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Clinicians are always in need of enticing techniques to engage clients on a daily basis, especially those who are nonverbal or initially opposed to feedback. Using Drawings in Clinical Practice provides a rich variety of drawing directives to enhance the diagnostic process. In this highly illustrated text, clinicians will discover the tools they need to interact effectively with their clients. The book places special emphasis on intake interviewing and psychological testing, where the potential for uncovering hidden conflicts and therapeutic direction is especially poignant. Case studies provide a comprehensive overview of how to introduce simple drawings and gain remarkable insights. Using Drawings in Clinical Practice is a crucial guidebook for professionals who seek new ways to facilitate meaningful communication and interactions in their practice settings.

Drawing the Line

Author: Lisa B. Moschini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471694436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This resourceful guide presents art therapy techniques for difficult clients where the typical therapist-client interaction can often be distant, demanding, and frustrating. Offering practical and theoretical information from a wide variety of treatment populations and diagnostic categories; and incorporating individual, group, and family therapy case studies, the text is filled with examples and over 150 illustrations taken from the author’s sixteen years of experience working with hundreds of clients. The author is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Art Therapy. The text comes with an accompanying CD-ROM which includes full-color pictures and additional material not found in the book.

Kinetic House Tree Person Drawings

Author: Robert C. Burns
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138004498
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book contains the first documentation of combining house, tree, and person into a single drawing. It helps enrich clinician's test batteries and aids psychologists and physicians in understanding the emotions and self-awareness of their clients. It is richly illustrated and teaches the important skill of using visual metaphors in clinical settings to understand and assist clients. The author covers all aspects of drawing interpretation, including size, placement, stroke or line characteristics, and the possible individual characteristics of each element within the house, tree, and person drawings.