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Digital Art Therapy

Material, Methods, and Applications

Edited by Rick L. Garner

Quick Overview

As the field of digital art therapy rapidly expands, this book guides readers through the many applications of digital media in art therapy. With consideration of professional and ethical issues, expert contributors discuss materials and methods, with case examples to show how digital art therapy works in practice.
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Paperback / softback
2016, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 232pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-740-0
£22.99
Ebook
2016, PDF, 232pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-160-0
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£22.99

Description

Considering the latest advances and developments in the arena of digital media, this book explores current materials, methods and applications of digital technology in art therapy.

It looks thoroughly at the many potential uses and benefits of digital technology in art therapy practice, including the use of stop motion animation and therapeutic light painting photography. A worked example of how digital art therapy can be used in the treatment of traumatic brain injury is also included. The book explores innovative therapeutic uses of digital technologies such as gaming and virtual worlds. Contributions from experienced art therapists address professional and ethical issues, from the sensory qualities of digital media and their effects in practice, to identifying and using developmentally appropriate technologies. As art therapy programs increasingly recognize the importance of using digital media, this cutting-edge guide provides all the necessary knowledge to incorporate this emerging field into practice.

Reviews

'Digital Art Therapy is an important, timely book. Finally, Rick Garner and the contributing authors have placed the digital platform where it squarely belongs: as a 21st century palette for today's art therapy consumers. It would behoove any art therapist to read this book and become educated on the digital apps and possibilities for using a digital platform as a vehicle for communication, recovery, and ongoing health.'
- Dr. Ellen G. Horovitz, ATR-BC, LCAT, E-RYT, LFYP, C-IAYT, Art Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and author of ‘Digital Image Transfer: Creating Art With Your Photography’