PDF READ The Revealing Image Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice Þ Joy Schaverien


Ychiatric settingsThis is primarily a book about an analytical approach within art therapy which may be of interest in itself The material also raises issues of interest to analysts and psychotherapists whether or not they work with art in the clinical setting The book clarifies areas of similarity between they work with art in the clinical setting The book clarifies areas of similarity between disciplines and also makes areas of difference apparent For example most analysts would Agree That Visual Art that visual art dream material and other non verbal representations of the inner world can at times articulate and communicate meanings which for one reason or another cannot be verbally articulated at the time and that this can be pertinent to the aim of analysis However I think few analysts would include facilities in their consulting rooms for the kind of art processes desc. Schaverien painstakingly describes and defines processes which have so far only been intuitively known to art therapists p6 by introducing and elaborating the psychoanalytical concepts of transference and countertransference in relation to the use of visual art objects The authors stated intention in this book is to attempt to bridge the perceived gap between the practice of art therapy and analytical forms of psychotherapyp 229 The epistemological base of this venture includes the fields of philosophy anthropology and aesthetics as well as psychoanalysisSchaverien suggests that Analytical Art Psychotherapy Is psychotherapy is way of analytically with patients who are unsuitable or unready for psychotherapy giving examples of psychotic and borderline patients children and patients in ps. The Revealing Image Analytical Art Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice