Paperback: £19.99 / $32.95
2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, BIC 2: MQTC MMZD
Recognizing that problems with body image are often the lead cause of eating disorders, therapists are increasingly looking for innovative and effective ways to address these issues with clients.
This book is packed with simple, inexpensive art-based activities that use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns openly and creatively. The activities employ basic principles from Behavioral Therapy including mindfulness and emotion regulation and use common and familiar objects to create a reassuring environment. Discussion and evaluation are encouraged throughout to enhance awareness and appreciation of self. All the exercises, and their objectives, are thoroughly explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks from the author's extensive therapeutic experience.
These adaptable art exercises will be the perfect resource for any professional to promote healthy body image in group or individual work, with girls and women. They can be used as preventative strategies with girls still developing their identities, and will be especially useful at all stages of eating disorder treatment programs.
27 February 2013
JKP author Linda Ciotola, M.Ed., TEP, co-author with Karen Carnabucci of Healing Eating Disorders With Psychodrama and Other Action Methods – Beyond the Silence and the Fury, discusses American culture and its impact on eating disorders in women. “Anorexia is both the result of a protest against the cultural rule that your women must be...
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...
6 July 2012
Margaret R. Hunter is an Art Therapist, as well as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She provides psychological counseling services at California State University, working extensively with body image concerns among the student population. Here she discusses why art therapy can be so effective for this client group, and how to overcome potential obstacles in group work.