Foreword by Brian Thorne. Introduction. Chapter 1: Art Therapy Exercises for One-to-One Sessions and to Explore Individually in Groups. Chapter 2: Art Therapy Exercises to Explore Individual Issues and Group Dynamics. Chapter 3: Further Inspiration for Art Therapy Exercises. Chapter 4: Working with Different Clients. 5. Some Guided Fantasies Devised by Students. A Final Word.
A collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ones
Liesl Silverstone is a fellow of the British Association of Counselling (BACP). She has been a tutor, counsellor and art therapist for over 30 years, and is the founder of the Person-centred Art Therapy Centre, London.
Some 80 tested exercises come with guidlines for their application,
making ART THERAPY EXERCISES; INSPIRATIONAL AND PRACTICAL IDEAS TO
STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION a key acquisition for health collections
and parents and therapists alike. Here are exercises for a varied
and multicultural client base from guided fantasies to group work
focusing on group dynamics, offering non-directive,
non-interpretive person-centered guidelines any can readily follow.
Very highly recommended. -- The Midwest Book Review
The novice [play therapist] would receive some excellent stimulus material and guidance, whilst the experienced practitioner may reconsider some of the exercises in a new light and reflect on their value in supervisory or training settings. -- Play for Life
Liesl Silverstone's new book is the outcome of a personal and professional life dedicated to the celebration of the imagination and to an unshakeable belief in the resilience of the human spirit... readers will find a veritable cornucopia of exercises which have the potential to open up new vistas and to inspire imaginative journeys of great richness. Simply to read them is itself a voyage of discovery but for many trainers and therapists they will constitute a repertoire on which they can draw as from an inexhaustible well. -- Brian Thorne, Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia.