Integrative Approaches to Family Art Therapy
Highly recommended as a textbook for training both art & family therapists. From the tangles of the family matrix, Riley shows us how she finds the ... Show synopsis Highly recommended as a textbook for training both art & family therapists. From the tangles of the family matrix, Riley shows us how she finds the important threads to pull to unravel the knots of toxic interactions. Various theoretical viewpoints (structural, systematic, family of origin & social constructionism) are illustrated by a number of different family constellations & a variety of client problems & then followed by a discussion of the innovative therapy interventions used by the author. The book is divided into three sections: Family Art Therapy - Integrating Theory with Practice, Working with Specific Populations, & Family Arty Therapy & Postmodern Society. Cathy Malchiodi's cogent introductions to each section lend cohesion to the whole. Recently honored as Clinician of the Year by the American Art Therapy Association for outstanding work in family art therapy, Riley is widely published on the topics of family & art therapy, systemic approaches to treatment, clinical supervision, & couples therapy. She teaches at Loyola Marymount University. Cathy Malchoidi, an educator & lecturer is the author of Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes & has written extensively about domestic violence, trauma & sexual abuse.