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Tools of the Trade

A Therapist's Guide to Art Therapy Assessments

Tools of the Trade
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This new edition with its revised title provides critical reviews of art therapy tests along with some new reviews of assessments and updated research in the field. It is comprehensive in its approach to considering reliability and validity evidence provided by test authors. Additionally, it reviews research on art therapy assessments with a variety of patient populations. The book contains helpful suggestions regarding the application of art therapy assessments. Specific areas covered include individual, group, family, and multicultural assessment techniques. The desirable and undesirable features of a variety of art therapy assessments are deliberated. This book will be a valuable resource for practitioners who use art therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy, and it will serve to enhance clinical skills, making therapy more effective for each patient who participates in the assessment process. The book critiques a series of art therapy assessments—from traditional art therapy approaches to current releases. The goal of this work is to assist mental health professionals in selecting assessments that yield reliable and valid clinical information regarding their clients. Of special interest is the author’s approach to writing the results of a series of art therapy assessments in an effort to provide a more complete indication of client dynamics and issues. It will be a valuable resource for practitioners who use art therapy as an adjunct or primary therapy, and it will serve to enhance clinical skills, making therapy more effective for each patient who participates in the assessment process.
Charles C Thomas; February 2004
257 pages; ISBN 9780398080228
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