In preparation for an upcoming course on issues of professional practice in art therapy, I read this book on postmodernism and art therapy, as edited by Helene Burt. The book itself is comprised of a number of different author’s contributions, who are practicing or researching art therapists themselves. The focus of the chapters vary, based on the practitioner’s area of personal research or practice. They include areas such as: language differences between clients and therapists, working with a diversity of culture in certain areas, feminist theory and art therapy, and working with transient youth populations.
As interesting as some of the contributions are, at the end of the day, this is a textbook. And by nature they can be a bit dry. But, if you are intrigued to find out more, my full review of Art Therapy and Postmodernism can be found here.