Summary and Info
"Art Therapy and Social Action" is an exciting and innovative exploration of how human service professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy in their work to address social problems, and examines the expanding role of art practitioner as social activist. Leading art therapists and other human service professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. The contributors provide examples of innovative programmes on a range of topics, including those designed to address gun crime, homelessness, racism and experiences of terrorism. This timely book provides new techniques and successful models for art therapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners working directly with the challenges of modern society.