Understanding Children's Drawings

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Guilford Press, 31 lug 1998 - 252 pagine
A Bestseller! Includes Over 100 Examples of Children's Drawings This practical resource demonstrates how all clinicians can broaden and enhance their work with children by integrating drawing into therapy. The book enables therapists to address the multidimensional aspects of children's art without resorting to simplistic explanations. Approaching drawing as a springboard for communication and change, Malchiodi offers a wealth of guidelines for understanding the intricate messages embedded in children's drawings and in the art-making process itself. Topics covered include how to assist children in making art, what questions to ask and when, and how to motivate children who are initially resistant to drawing. Assimilating extensive research and clinical experience, the book includes over 100 examples of children's work.
 

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Indice

A Historical Perspective on Childrens Drawings
xix
Multidimensional Approaches to Understanding Childrens Drawings
8
Conclusion
15
Childrens Drawings in Context
17
What Motivates Children to Draw?
18
Drawing as a Process
23
The Importance of Materials
25
The Influence of Environment
27
Dissociative Disorders
147
Catastrophic Events
150
Resilience and Trauma
153
Conclusion
158
Interpersonal Aspects of Childrens Drawings
159
Childrens Drawings of Their Families
160
Drawings of Family Members
166
House Drawings and Interpersonal Perspectives
171

Childrens Drawing and the Therapeutic Relationship
29
A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding Childrens Drawings
33
Conclusion
37
Working with Children and Their Drawings
39
Drawings as Narratives
41
Personal Beliefs about Childrens Drawings and Their Use in Therapy
43
The Role of the Therapist in the Drawing Process
44
Is Talking Necessary?
46
Making Sense of the Drawing and the Drawing Process
51
Resistance to Drawing
55
Responding to Sexual or Violent Content in Childrens Drawings
57
Conclusion
61
Developmental Aspects of Childrens Drawings
62
Developmental Levels in Childrens Art
63
The Importance of Developmental Aspects of Childrens Drawings
96
Drawings as Measures of Creative and Cognitive Capacities
98
Unusual Drawing Abilities
102
Conclusion
104
Emotional Content of Childrens Drawings
107
The Complexities of Emotional Content in Childrens Drawings
109
Childhood Depression
116
Projective Drawing Tests ArtBased Assessments and Depression
118
The Importance of Themes and Narratives in Assessing Depression
121
Trauma
130
Child Abuse and Exposure to Family or Societal Violence
135
Sexual Abuse
140
Interpersonal Relationship with the Therapist
179
Gender and Childrens Drawings
182
Conclusion
189
Somatic and Spiritual Aspects of Childrens Drawings
191
Somatic Conditions Expressed in Childrens Drawings
192
Color and Somatic Conditions
196
Childrens Beliefs about Illness and Their Drawings
199
Special Considerations in Working with Children Who Have Physical Illness or Impairments
203
Spiritual Aspects of Childrens Drawings
205
Childrens Expressions of Terminal Illness Death and Dying
207
Concrete Expressions of Spirituality and Religion
213
Conclusion
216
Ethical Considerations and Childrens Drawings
217
Confidentiality and Display of Childrens Drawings
218
Ownership
223
Safety
225
Storage of Art Expressions
227
Ethical Issues and the Use of Projective Drawings Procedures with Children
228
Legal Implications for Childrens Drawings Made During Therapy
230
Conclusion
232
Materials and Resources
233
Drawing Tools
234
Resources
235
References
236
Index
245
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Informazioni sull'autore (1998)

Cathy A. Malchiodi, ATR, LPCC, CPAT, is Director of the Institute for the Arts & Health, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association. She has authored or coauthored three previous books and has published and lectured widely on topics including the use of art therapy with trauma, child physical and sexual abuse, and medical problems.

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