Art Therapy with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence takes the reader through the child’s development by describing the specialist work of the art therapist in each developmental stage. This passionate and exciting book demonstrates the wide theoretical base of art therapy presenting new areas of clinical practice.
New to the literature is innovative work with mothers and babies, a study of the sibling bond in looked after children, trans-generational work in kinship fostering, gender disorder and multi-family work with anorexic young people.
The detail of clinical process brings alive the significance of the relationship between the art therapist, child and the art forms made. More general topics include:
Art Therapy with Children: From Infancy to Adolescence will inspire the student, encourage the clinician and interest an international readership of all professionals working with children and young people.
Hall, Painting Together. An Art Therapy Approach to Mother –Infant Relationships. O’Brien, Attachment Patterns Through the Generations: Internal and External Homes. Boronska, ‘I’m the King of the Castle’. The Sibling Bond: Art Therapy Groups with Siblings in Care. Dalley, The Use of Clay as a Medium for Working through Loss and Separation in the Case of Two Latency Boys. Reddick, Working with the Whole Class in Primary Schools. Case, Playing Ball - Oscillations Within the Potential Space. Patterson, From Beanie to Boy. Damarell, Paisley, Growing Up Can Be So Hard To Do: The Role of Art Therapy During Crucial Life Transitions and Change in the Lives of Children with Learning Disabilities. Retford-Muir, Gender Disorder in the Treatment of a Young Person in Care. Tipple, Paranoia and Paracosms – Brief Art Therapy with a Youngster with Asperger’s Syndrome. Welsby, Seen and Unseen: Art Therapy in a Girls’ Comprehensive School. Dalley, I wonder if I Exist?: A Multi-family Approach to the Treatment of Anorexia in Adolescence. Meyerowitz-Katz, ‘Other People Have a Secret That I Do Not Know’ Art Psychotherapy in Private Practice with an Adolescent Girl with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Caroline Case is an Analytical Art Therapist working in private practice with children and adults. She is also a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist working in a child and family mental health service in the NHS in Bristol.
Tessa Dalley is an experienced Art Therapist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, working in an adolescent unit and the Anna Freud Centre, London.
Previous joint publications: Working with Children in Art Therapy (Routledge 1990) and the Handbook of Art Therapy, 2nd edition (Routledge 2006)
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