Part 1: Art Therapy Groups. Art Therapy and Groupwork. Running a Group. Recording, Evaluation and Evidence-based Practice. Learning from Problems in Groups. An Example in Detail: The 'Friday Group'. Examples of Groups. Starting Points for Specific Client Groups. Part 2: Themes and Exercises. Introduction, Classification of Themes and Exercises. Checklist of Themes and Exercises. Warm-up Activities. Media Exploration. Concentration, Dexterity and Memory. General Themes. Self-perceptions. Family Relationships. Working in Pairs. Group Paintings. Group Interactive Exercises. Guided Imagery, Visualisations, Dreams and Meditations. Links with Other Arts. Media Cross-reference. Media Notes. Resources.
'An excellent, stimulating account by an experienced art therapist of how and with what result this approach may be used in groups.' - British Journal of Psychiatry
'This second edition has a fund of information for practicing art therapists and others that is invaluable. Being theme based like the first, it provides greater resources for almost any situations concerning working with groups... A list of resources, a comprehensive bibliography and links with other art therapy organizations in other countries gives this book a universial appeal. Most practitioners will benifit from having a copy on their book shelf.' - Kanta Walker, The Psychotherapist, Autumn 2004