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Mentalizing in Arts Therapies


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Marianne Verfaille


'Art therapy is arguably the most fertile area of application for mentalization based techniques. This book is the fi rst comprehensive introduction to this area and deserves to become a classic.'- Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL; Chief Executive, Anna Freud Centre, London'With a delightfully light touch, Marianne Verfaille deftly circumscribes the mentalization informed approach to arts therapy praxis she has developed with her colleagues. She vibrantly illustrates the art of mentalizing while bringing professional clarity and vigour to the arts therapies. The result is a joyful and compassionate testimony to the significance and efficacy of the arts therapies with contemporary clinical populations.'- Ruth E. Jones, psychotherapist, author of Foreshoring the Unconscious: Living Psychoanalytic Practice and co-editor of Psychodynamic Art Therapy Practice with People on the Autistic Spectrum'Marianne Verfaille and colleagues have written a book that will appeal to all expressive therapists. Every major theoretical point comes alive through detailed clinical examples illustrated by rich images, all of which will help expressive arts therapists fully integrate the process of mentalization.'- Lisa D. Hinz, PhD, ATR clinical psychologist and art therapist, author of Drawing from Within: Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders, and Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy

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