Paperback: £24.99 / $39.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 390pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-210-8, BIC 2: MQTC HPDF MMJT
As art therapy rapidly makes its mark across Asia, this book documents how the field of art therapy is taking shape as both a profession and a discipline in this region. It looks at how art therapists in Asia are assimilating Western models and adapting them to create unique home-grown practices.
Building on theory, research and practice that has been developed in the West, practitioners throughout Asia are creating innovative art therapy programs that reflect cultural diversity and draw on ideas from Chinese medicine and Eastern philosophy, spirituality and art traditions. With chapters from leading art therapists and community artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, China, India, The Philippines and Singapore, this book pulls together thought-provoking perspectives and effective approaches from which East and West can both learn.
The first of its kind, this book will be an informative and inspiring addition to the bookshelves of all art therapy professionals and students, as well as anyone with an interest in Eastern cultures and cross-cultural working.
20 July 2012
Beautiful Savannah, Georgia was the site of the 43rd annual conference of the American Art Therapy Association (July 9-12, 2012) and though the weather was unbelievably hot and humid, folks didn’t let the extreme conditions slow them down. Our stand was busy throughout the conference with attendees stopping by to browse our selection of new...
4 May 2012
"We hope that the readers will be able to read this book and reconsider their own work, no matter where they work. Although globalisation is often thought of as damaging to local culture, the spread of information gives us all ways to learn from each other. Considering the benefits of meditation, holistic health and collectivist values as they apply to art therapy provides an angle that is not reflected in other literature. Instead of looking for a new series of techniques or interventions, we hope that readers will discover fundamentally new ways of conceptualising both their work and how they work."