Art Therapy Literature

ART THERAPY LITERATURE



Here are some recommended books and articles on Art Therapy. Please note that some of the books listed are meant as historical references to show the roots of art therapy as a profession. Thus you are advised to read each book with a critical eye. Art Therapy has come out of two main schools of thought, (psychoanalysis and art education) and has since branched out. Just as there are many forms of strictly verbal psychotherapies, so too are there many theoretical orientations in Art Therapy.


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Art Therapy Theory

Bush, Janet, (1996). The Handbook of School Art Therapy. Chas. C Thomas Pub.

Brooke, Stephanie, (1996) A Therapistís Guide to Art Therapy Assessments: Tools of the Trade.

Case, C. & Dalley, T. (1992). The handbook of art therapy. New York: Tavistock / Routledge.

Dalley, Tessa, (1987) Images of Art Therapy: New Developments in Theory and Practice.

Detre, K. C., Frank, T., Kniazzeth, C.R., Robinson, M.C., Rubin, J.A., & Ulman, E. (1983). Roots of art therapy. The American Journal of Art Therapy, 22, 111-123.

Feder, Bernard & Feder, Elaine (1998) The Art and Science of Evaluation in the Arts Therapies Charles C. Thomas Pub. For details click here

Fink, P. J., & Levick, M. R. (1984). Creative therapies. In R. Hays (ed.) The psychiatric therapies. American Psychiatric Association.


Giltin Betensky, Mala (1995). What do you see? Phenomenology of therapeutic Art Expression. United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd.

Levick, M. (1981). Art therapy. In Corsini (Ed.) Handbook of innovative psychotherapies. New York: John Wilely & Sons.

Linesch, D. (1994). Interpretation in art therapy research and practice: The hermeneutic circle. The arts in Psychotherapy, 21 (3), 185-195.

Landgarten, H. B. (1993). Magazine photo collage: A multicultural assessment and treatment technique. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Lusebrink, V.B. (1990). Imagery and Visual Expression in Therapy. Plenum Press.

Lyddiatt, E. M. (1972). Spontaneous painting and modelling: A practical approach in therapy. London: Constable.

Makin, Susan (1998) "Poetic Wisdom.† Revealing and
Healing," pub. Charles C. Thomas.

Makin, Susan (1994) "A Consumer's Guide to Art
Therapy.† For Prospective Employers, Clients and Students"

Malchiodi, Cathy(1998) The Art Therapy Sourcebook, Lowell House/Contemporary Books. For reviews click here

Malchiodi, Cathy(1996) Supervision & Related Issues: A Handbook for Professionals, Magnolia Street Publishers, Chicago, IL.

McNiff, S. (1992). Art as medicine. Boston: Shambhala.


Moon Bruce L.
(1996) Art and Soul: Reflections on an artistic psychology. Springfield: Charles C. Thomas


Moon Bruce L.
(1995) Existential Art Therapy: The Canvas Mirror 2nd ed.


Moon Bruce L.
Essentials of Art Therapy Training and Practice


Moon Bruce L.
Introduction to Art Therapy: Faith in the Product

Naumburg, M. (1966). Dynamically oriented art therapy. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc.

Rhyne, J. (1984). The gestalt art experience. Chicago, Illinois: Magnolia Street Press.

Judith Rubin, Art Therapy:† An Introduction. Philadelphia, PA:† Brunner/Mazel, 1999.†

Rubin, J. A. (1984). The art of art therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers.

Rubin, J.A. (1982) Art therapy what it is and what it is not American Journal of Art Therapy 21, 57-58

Sandle, Doug (Ed.)(1998) Development and Diversity. New Applications in Art Therapy. Free Association Books / London / New York

Schaverien, Joy (1992) , Revealing Image: \Analytical Art Psychotherapy in teory and Practice. London & New York :Tavistock/Routledge.

Schaverien, Joy (1995), Desire the Female Therapist: Engenderd Gazes in psychotherapy & Art Therapy. London & New York: Routledge.

Schaverien, Joy & Killick Katherine (Eds) (1997), Art, psychotherapy & Psychosis. London & New York: Routledge.

Simon, Rita (1996). Symbolic Images in Art as Therapy UK.: Routledge.

Wadeson, H. (1980). Art psychotherapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons, .

Wadeson, H. (1987). The dynamics of art psychotherapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Ulman, E. & Dachinger P. (Eds.), (1975). Art therapy in theory and practice. New York: Schocken Books.

Ulman, E. (1986). Variations on a Freudian Theme: Three Art Therapy Theorists. American Journal of Art Therapy 24, 125-134.

Ulman, E. (1992). Art therapy: problems of definition. American Journal of Art Therapy 30, 70-74.

Ulman, E. (1992). Transference and countertransference in art therapy. American Journal of Art Therapy (30) 113-114.



This list is by no means inclusive. If you know of any related books or articles which you have found helpful
please let me know!



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