Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy


In Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy, leading international practitioners in this field explore the ways in which gender issues can be addressed in art therapy. They suggest that in being more sensitive to the socio-cultural dimensions of women’s lives, therapists can become more receptive to the needs of their female clients.

Within their own areas of expertise, the contributors challenge the over-reliance on universally applied psychological theory, and use case studies to illustrate how issues of class, race, age and gender can introduce a social element to what is normally perceived as a personal, cathartic experience. In helping women to understand the language and images which create gender inequality through therapy, the therapist can help lift the pressures which may lead to poor mental health. Contributors include Cathy Malchiodi, Harriet Wadeson and Helene Burt.

Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy
by Susan Hogan
Routledge
ISBN: 0415148391

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One Response to “Feminist Approaches to Art Therapy”
  1. Carol says:

    Looks interesting!

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