Introduction. Chapter 1: Foundations; Chapter 2: Positive Art Therapy; Chapter 3: Representational Images, Projective Drawings and the House-Tree-Person (HTP) Task; Chapter 4: Life Script - Create an Alternative Script; Chapter 5: Goals - Overcome Obstacles; Chapter 6: Abstract Art and the Self Picture Mind Map; Chapter 7: Self-Box - Become Authentic and Integrate Traumatic Memories; Chapter 8: Creative Mind Ordering (CMO) - Change Neutral Pathways; Chapter 9: Advancing Art Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT); Chapter 10: Group Art Therapy; Pseudonyms; Acknowledgements.
Robert Gray is an art therapy lecturer from Germany, with degrees in art therapy, psychology and theology. He is Director of the College for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy, Australia. As an Australian psychologist, he leads the field in art therapy with his unique integration of psychological techniques and spiritual practices.
"This book is for art therapists and mental health professionals who would like to expand their repertoire of art interventions to connect with and aid in the healing process of individuals with various challenges. Like the title suggests, numerous art therapy exercises are delineated which explore Gray's ideas through in-depth case studies, including verbal exchanges between patient and therapist. Gray goes beyond a set of interventions and explores various theories that inform his practice: psychoanalysis, positive psychology, neurobiological science, and evidence-based theories such as CBT. This practice-oriented book is a constructive addition to the art therapist's tool box." Marcia L. Rosal, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM. Professor Emerita, Florida State University, USA