I love a good Shakespearean remix. I devour everything Margaret Atwood has to offer. I was delighted to come across Hag-Seed, as I am still haunted by her addition to the Canongate Myth Series (Penelopiad) 14 years after reading. Atwood sets her storm in the “summer-stock” theater world of world of far flung Canada. Our Prospero is a wrongfully toppled director of a prestigious theater; toppled by schemes, toppled by loss, and toppled by grief. His island takes the form of a prison, where he rises once again as the lord of all he sees by teaching inmates literacy through Shakespeare. They’ve […]
I feel like at the stage that I am at in my art therapy program, it is strange to have to read a book with the words “Introduction to Art Therapy” in the title. Shouldn’t I be past that? And I have indeed already been required to read a lot of other material by Bruce Moon in the same field. And yet, something about this book really helped at this point in my studies with concretizing some ideas for me that I have been presented with before, but have not yet really envisioned the practicalities or application of. If that […]
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 […]
One last textbook review for the year! At least that’s what I’m telling myself. In Judith Rubin’s second edition of Approaches to Art Therapy, she invites various authors and therapists to contribute chapters on their different theoretical approaches towards art therapy. These are divided into various subsets, including the psychodynamic approaches, humanistic, psycho-educational, integrative, and systemic or group therapy approaches. I won’t get into all the details about that stuff here as it is basically just running through my studies for school, but my full review can be found here.
I promise that I will read and review something different soon, I’ve just been very focused on my school readings right now. And so, here is some more on art therapy! And two very different approaches and focuses within the field at that. If you’re interested at all in the following two books listed, my review for both can be found here. – Studio Art Therapy: Cultivating the Artist Identity in the Art Therapist by Catherine Moon – Introduction to Art Therapy: Sources & Resources by Judith A. Rubin
They may technically be textbooks, but I read them from front to back. And considering how I’ve been powering through so many lately, the last thing I want to do when I have free time is read anything for myself, even something fun (guess that means more time for drawing One Direction fanart portraits… I mean… uh…??). And so, here are my reviews #13-15, for the following books: Spiritual Care and Therapy: Integrative Perspectives by Peter Van Katwyk Ethical Issues in Art Therapy (2nd Ed) by Bruce Moon Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions by Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, […]
I read this book as a part of my readings for a class in art therapy fundamentals. Personally, I think that this book is more suited to those who have an interest in art therapy, or particularly like the tales of people