ART THERAPY LITERATURE


Projective use of Drawings


I have included this section because Art Therapy is often associated with the use of projective drawing tests. Although many Art Therapists may use projective drawing tests as a tool during assessments, this is NOT what Art Therapy IS. Art Therapists generally do not approach the clients art the same way one would when using strictly projective drawing measurements. Projective drawings are tools, and Art Therapy is a process within the context of a therapeutic relationship.


Bassin, D. I., Wolfe, K. M., & Thier, A. (1983). Children's reactions to psychiatric hospitalization: Drawings and storytelling as a data base. The Arts In Psychotherapy, 10, 33-44.

Bender, L. & Rapoport, J. (1944). Animal drawings of children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 14, 521-557.

Burns, R. (1987). Kinectic House Tree Person Drawings. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Cohen, B. M., Mills, A. & Kijak, A. K. (1994). An introduction to the Diagnostic Drawing Series: A standardized too for diagnostic and clinical use. Art Therapy, 11(2), 105-110.

Gillespie, J. (1994). The projective use of mother-and-child drawing: A manual for clinicians. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Hanes, M.J.  (1995).  Utilizing Road Drawings As a Therapeutic Metaphor in Art Therapy.  American Journal of Art Therapy, 34(1), 19-23.

Hanes, M.J.  (1997).  Utilizing the Circus Phenomenon As a Drawing Theme in Art Therapy.  The arts in Psychotherapy:  An International Journal, 24(4), 375-384.

Hanes, M.J.  (1997).  Roads to the Unconscious:  A Manual For Understanding Road Drawings.  Oklahoma City, OK: Wood 'N' Barns Publishing. For more information see his website at www.artpsychotherapy.com/

Jones, R. M. N. (1985). Comparitive study of the kinetic family drawing and the animal kinetic drawing in regard to self-concept assessment in children of divorced and intact families. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 12(3), 187-196.

Kaufman, B., & Wohl, A. (1985). Silent screams and hidden cries: An interpretation of artwork by children from violent homes. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Kaufman, B., & Wohl, A. (1992). Casualties of childhood: A developmental perspective on sexual abuse using projective drawings. New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Manning, T. M. (1987). Agression depicted in abused children's drawings. The Arts In Psychotherapy, 14, 15-24.

Mills, A., Cohen, B. M., & Meneses, J. Z. (1993). Reliability and validity tests of the Diagnostic Drawing Series. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 20(1), 83-88.

Oster, G. D., & Gould, P. (1987). Using drawings in assessment and therapy: A guide for mental health professionals. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers. (for reviews click here)

Oster, G. D., & Montgomery, S.S. Clinical Uses of Drawings

Poster, E. C., Betz, C., Mckenna, A., & Mossar, M. (1985). Children's attitudes toward the mentally ill as reflected in human figure drawings and stories. Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 25 (5), 680-686.

Roth, E. A. (1982). Children's self-images before, during and after psychiatric hospitalization. American Journal of Art Therapy, 21, 125-131.

Rubin, J. A., & Rubin, H., (1988). Words and pictures: The relationship between graphic and verbal expression of young children. The American Journal of Art Therapy, 26, 71-81.

Schwartz, A. A. & Rosenberg, I. H. (1955). Observations on the significance of animal drawings. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 25, 729-746.


More Art Therapy books & articles . . .


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ART THERAPY WITH ADULTS FAMILY ART THERAPY & GROUP ART THERAPY NEW ART THERAPY BOOKS



This list is by no means inclusive. If you know of any related books or articles which you recommend
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