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Medical Art Therapy with Children
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This is a collection of contributions by some of the most eminent art therapists in the USA. It represents a practical resource for clinicians which is designed to help them understand the use of art expressions in treatment. It also provides information on how to choose the right drawing task for particular goals and how to help children express themselves through drawing. Using case material from a variety of situations, the book describes current research on medical art therapy with children, and practical approaches to using art activities with them. The writers examine the use of art therapy with young patients suffering from burns, cancer, asthma and HIV.
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Acknowledgements. Foreword by Judith A. Rubin. 1. Introduction to Medical Art Therapy with Children. Cathy A. Malchiodi, Director of the Institute for the Arts and Health, Utah. 2. Psychological Effects of Creating Mandalas. Carol H. DeLue, Art Therapist and Biofeedback Therapist, California. 3. Addressing Psychological Complications of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents through Art Therapy. Erika Cleveland, Art Therapist at Lesley College and Emmanual College, Boston, MA. 4. Art Therapy with Pediatric Cancer Patients. Tracy Councill, Art Therapist in Pediatric Oncology, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC. 5. Treating Children who have Asthma: A Creative Approach 95. Robin L. Gabriels, University of Colorado Health Service Center, Denver, CO. 6. Hide and Seek: The Art of Living with HIV/AIDS. Emily Piccirillo, Art Therapist, Washington DC. 7. Art Therapy on a Hospital Burn Unit: A Step Toward Healing and Recovery. Johanna Russell, Art Therapist, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA. 8. Comparisons of Pain Perceptions between Children with Arthritis and their Caregivers. Jennifer Barton, Art Therapist. 9. Understanding Somatic and Spiritual Aspects of Children;s Art Expressions. Cathy A. Malchiodi, Director of the Institute for the Arts and Health, Utah. Resources. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.

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Cathy Malchiodi MA, ATR, LPAT, LPCC is director of the Institute for the Arts and Healing in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She is on the National Board of the Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children. She is a licensed art therapist and clinical counsellor, and has written five books and over forty articles on the use of art therapy with trauma victims, victims of physical and sexual abuse, and art and medicine.

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