"Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy"


(Brunner/Mazel, 1987) (208 pages; over 90 illustrations LCN 86-30958; now in its 10th printing!)
by Gerald D. Oster, Ph.D. & Patricia Gould, M.A., A.T.R.

From the cover:

"This highly practical book provides useful drawing directives to clinicians involved in the assessment and treatment of individuals, families, and groups in both inpatient and outpatient settings. The authors present many case histories to show how the various aspects of drawing techniques can be integrated and applied in clinical practice"

"Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy enables all mental health professionals, regardless of their theoretical orientation, to make the most effective use of drawings in thier clinical practice and thus add a valuable tool to their therapeutic armamentarium."

From Helen B. Landgraten, M.A., A.T.R.
Director, Graduate Department of Clinical Art Therapy
Loyola Marymount University (L.A.)

"Each chapter is a gem. The authors have given us an excellent book that clarifies the methods and benefits of utilizing graphics for assessment and treatment purposes. Therapists of all persuasions will find this text helpful."

From Stewart Gabel, M.D.
Chairman of Psychiatry
Children's Hospital, Denver

"Using Drawings in Assessment and Therapy" should prove to be a useful resource to clinicians of various backgrounds who wish to broaden and strengthen their knowledge of how drawings can beneficially be used in clinical practice. It is a welcome contribution to the field."