Art Therapy for Groups: A Handbook of Themes and Exercises by Marian Liebmann

By Marian Liebmann

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'An very good, stimulating account through an skilled paintings therapist of the way and with what outcome this strategy can be used in groups.' - British magazine of Psychiatry

'This moment version has a fund of data for training paintings therapists and others that's necessary. Being subject dependent just like the first, it offers better assets for nearly any events touching on operating with groups... a listing of assets, a accomplished bibliography and hyperlinks with different artwork treatment companies in different international locations provides this ebook a universial charm. such a lot practitioners will benifit from having a duplicate on their ebook shelf.' - Kanta Walker, The Psychotherapist, Autumn 2004

About the Author
Marian Liebmann has labored as a instructor, group employee, probation officer and artwork therapist. She has labored in artwork treatment with offenders, with women's teams and neighborhood teams, and at the moment on the internal urban psychological healthiness provider in Bristol. She teaches and lectures on artwork treatment at a number of universities within the united kingdom and eire. She additionally works in mediation and clash solution, and has run artwork and clash workshops in lots of nations.

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G. bereavement, anger, life transitions. This way of working is particularly suited to short-life groups that come together for this specific purpose. g. an alcohol education group which involves mostly verbal work but includes one art session; Bristol Cancer Help Centre, where the art therapy session is part of a two-day single visit to the centre. e. for the first few sessions of a group before members develop their own themes. There is usually a formal structure to the group, with an introduction, the choice of a theme (by the therapist or group members), and a time for group members to draw or paint, followed by a time of sharing (Barber 2002; Campbell 1993; Liebmann 2004; Ross 1997).

Thus the group can be an important arena for learning about personal relationships (Waller 1993). Art psychotherapy groups The book of this title (Skaife and Huet 1998) looks particularly at the way artmaking can enable a group psychodynamic therapeutic process to take place which would be difficult with a purely verbal psychotherapy group. The authors also consider the dilemmas arising between the verbal interaction and the art- 16 ART THERAPY GROUPS making (Skaife and Huet 1998:14). The book extends the theoretical exploration and applications to different client groups (Skaife and Huet 1998).

J) In peer groups, such as staff training groups, a list can be passed round for people to choose what they want to explore. (k) Some groups come together to explore particular issues or ways of working and then the themes chosen reflect these. See, for instance, Chapter 6, RUNNING A GROUP 39 Example 7 (anger management art therapy group) and books such as: Cook and Heales (2001)—themes exploring spirituality; Luzzatto (2000)— themes for cancer patients; Ross (1997)—themes for children in schools; Safran (2002)—themes on AD/HD; Silverstone (1997)—themes on personcentred counselling.

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