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Art and Music Therapy

Selected Websites: Art Therapy

American Art Therapy Association. A good place to find an art therapist, conference or workshop, or a job. Contains a detailed bibliography and tools for performing literature searches.

Art Therapy. Contains thousands of resources. (Check out

Art Therapy. Many resources, including links to international websites. 

Selected Websites: Music Therapy

American Music Therapy Association. Education, careers, events, advocacy 

World Federation of Music Therapy. Supporting the global development of educational programs, clinical practice, and research.

Selected Books: Art Therapy

Case, Caroline and Dalley, Tessa (1990) Working with Children in Art Therapy. Routledge, London. England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: Art versus Language (separate Development during Childhood): Art Therapy as a Container - References: Unusual Drawing Development in Children: What Does It Reveal about Children’s Art?: The Cat, the Fish, the Man, and the Bird: or How to Be a Nothing. Illness Behaviour in Children; the Case Study of a 10-Year-Old Girl: Control, Uncontrol, Order, and Chaos: Working with Children with Intestinal Motility Problems: Working with Cases of Child Sexual Abuse: A Family Centre: a Structural Family Therapy Approach: Reflections and Shadows: an Exploration of the World of the Rejected Girl: References: Images and Integration: Art Therapy in a Multi-Cultural School: ‘I Show You’: Children in Art Therapy
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Case, The Handbook of Art Therapy. Routledge, London. England
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: The Art Therapy Room: The Therapy in Art Therapy: Art and Psychoanalysis: The Image in Art Therapy: Development of Psychoanalytic Understanding: The Art Therapist: Art Therapy with Individual Clients: Working with Groups in Art Therapy: Bibliography
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Cohen, Barry M. and Barnes, Mary-Michola and Rankin, Anita B., Eds. (1995)  Managing traumatic stress through art: Drawing from the center. Sidran Press, Baltimore, MD.
NOTE: This workbook consists of 26 structured step-by-step art projects, augmented by tearout images, and writing experiences. The book's first section, "Developing Basic Tools For Managing Stress," is devoted to establishing a safe framework for trauma resolution. The second section, "Acknowledging and Regulating Your Emotions," helps the trauma survivor to make sense of overwhelming emotional experiences. The final section, "Being and Functioning in the World," focuses on self and relational development, leading into the future.
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Farrelly-Hansen, Mimi, Ed. (2001) Spirituality and Art Therapy: Living the Connection. Jessica Kingsley, London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction - Prayer Sacraments Grace - Buddhism Art and Healing - Art Therapy from a Jewish Perspective - Listening to the Divine - Celtic Spirituality Revisited - Coming Home Stories - Joining Community through Art Making - Inner Necessity Inner Balance - Factual information about the profession of art therapy - Art Therapy in Partnership with the Earth: A Shamanic Perspective
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Levens, Mary, (1995)  Eating Disorders and Magical Control of the Body: Treatment through Art Therapy. Routledge, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction to Magic: Magic and Eating: Magical Control of the Body: Body Boundaries in Patients with Eating Disorders: Eating and the Body and Eating the Body: Body Boundaries with Relation to Art: Art and Psychic Cannibalism: The Therapeutic Relationship: Why Art?: Conclusion: References
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Malchiodi, Cathy A., Ed. (2003) Handbook of Art Therapy. Guilford Press. NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I: The Art and Science of Art Therapy: A Brief History of Art Therapy: Art Therapy and the Brain: Art-Based Assessments
Part II: Clinical Approaches to Art Therapy: Psychoanalytic, Analytic, and Object Relations Approaches: Humanistic Approaches: Cognitive-Behaviorial Approaches: Solution-Focused and Narrative Approaches: Developmental Art Therapy: Expressive Arts Therapy and Multimodal Approaches - Part III: Clinical Applications with Children and Adolescents: Drawing and Storytelling as Psychotherapy with Children: Using Drawing in Short-Term Trauma Resolution: Art and Play Therapy with Sexually Abused Children: Drawings in Forensic Investigations of Chil: Art Therapy with Children Who Have Autism and Their Families: Medical Art Therapy with Children: Using Art Therapy to Address Adolescent Depression: Working with Adolescents' Violent Imagery- Part IV: Clinical Applications with Adults: Art in Counseling: Sandplay Therapy and Art Therapy with Adults: Art Therapy with Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Art Therapy in Addictions Treatment: Clinical Art Therapy with Older Adults - Part V: Clinical Applications with Groups, Families, and Couples: Group Art Therapy: Developing Games, Activities, and Themes for Art Therapy Groups: Sexually Abused Children: Using Art Therapy with Medical Support Groups: Family Art Therapy: Multicultural Art Therapy with Families: Art Therapy with Couples - Appendix I: Art-Based Assessments: The Diagnostic Drawing Series: The Silver Drawing Test of Cognition and Emotion: The Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale and "Draw a Person Picking an Apple from a Tree": The Mari Assessment: Appendix II Scope of Practice, Education, Supervision, Standards of Practice, and Ethics
NOTE: The standard reference book.
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Malchiodi,Cathy A., Ed. (2007) The Art Therapy Source Book. McGraw Hill. NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Drawing on the Past - Drawing from Within - Drawing on Process - Drawing on Environment - Drawing Out Imagery: Drawing a PIcture of Health
NOTE: An introductory books with many exercises.

Meijer-Degen, Fiety. Translated from Dutch. (2006) Coping with Loss and Trauma through art  Therapy. Eburon, Delft, The Netherlands.
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Murphy, Jenny, Ed. (2001) Art Therapy with Young Survivors of Sexual Abuse: Lost for Words. Brunner-Routledge,  Hove, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Foreword - Part I: The therapeutic relationship in context - Part II: Working with individuals - Part III: Experiences with groups
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Rappaport, Laury. (2009) Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence. Jessica Kingsley, London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Gendlins Focusing Method -Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy - Art Therapy History Concepts and Practice - Figures - Bridging Focusing and Art Therapy - Clearing a Space with Art - Bridging Cultures with Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy - Health and Wellness - Working with Trauma - Spirituality and Psychotherapy - Expanding to the Other Expressive Arts - Guided Exercises - Supervision and Self-Care
NOTE: From the Publisher: “…how to adapt Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to a wide variety of clinical populations including individuals and groups with severe psychiatric illness, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more, as well as applications to private practice, illness and wellness, spirituality, and self-care.... Integrating theory, clinical practice, and numerous guided exercises, this accessible book will enhance clinical sensitivity and skill, while adding resources for bringing creativity into practice.”
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Schnetz, Martina (2005) The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy Creative Arts and the Process of Healing : An Image/Word Approach Inquiry. Jessica Kingsley. London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction to the Healing Flow: Approach to Inquiry and Psychotherapy the Healing-Flow Model and Its Implications: Theoretical Considerations of the Healing-Flow Model and Interpretative Quilting: Interpretative Quilting as a Qualitative Approach to Inquiry: Biographical Reflections as They Relate to the Dialogical Image/Word Approach: The Nature of Truth in Interpretative Quilting: The Role of Contextual Factors in Interpretative Quilting: Contextual Features of the Dialogical Image/Word Process in Therapy and the Interpretative Quilt; General Objectives and General Goals of the Art Therapy Group: Practice-Based Theory of the Art Therapy Group within the Program for Post Traumatic Stress Recovery: A Window: Group Structure and Implementation of the Group: The Therapist''s Role: Individual Choices for Participation: The Life of Images and the Healing Flow in the Clinical Context: Sam’s Journey with the Healing Flow: Mary'’s Journey with the Healing Flow: First Session: Second Session: Third Session: Fourth Session: Fifth Session: Sixth Session: Seventh Session: Eighth Session: A View into the Activities in an Art Therapy Session: The Preparation Phase: The Orientation Phase: Retrospective View: A Therapist’s Reflections on Previous Sessions as a Tool to Guide the Healing Flow: Shifting the Focus Back to the Group: The Experiential Phase: Verbal Reflection Phase of the Healing Flow of Images and the Quality of the Dialogical Image/Word Process: Transition Phase and Closing Ritual as a Container of the Healing Flow: Interpretative Border: Therapist’s Reflections on the Dialogical Image/Word Approach to Art Therapy: Final Reflection: Final Stitching: Function of the Dialogical Image/Word Process Themes and Changing Functions of the Image: Emerging Themes: The Re-Examination and Further Distillation of Emerging Themes: Nine Dialogical Entry Points to an Image: Modernity, Spirituality, and the Process of Art toward Healing: References
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Silverstone, Liesl and Thorne, Brian. (2009) Art Therapy Exercises: Inspirational and Practical Ideas to Stimulate the Imagination. Jessica Kingsley, London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:1 Art Therapy Exercises for One to One Sessions and to Explore Individually in Groups - Art Therapy Exercises to Explore Individual Issues and Group Dynamics - Further Inspiration for Art Therapy Exercises - Working with Different Clients - Some Guided Fantasies Devised by Students - A Final Word
NOTE: From the publisher: “This accessible book comprises a collection of 80 tried-and-tested exercises, with guidelines for applying them and advice for devising new ideas. Liesl Silverstone offers a variety of exercises for a diverse client base, such as guided fantasies, one-to-one and group work and working with adults with learning difficulties. Focusing on the non-directive, non-interpretive person-centred approach to art therapy…”

Waller, Diane and Gilroy, Andrea, Eds. Art Therapy: A Handbook. (1992) Open University Press, Philadelphia, PA.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I: Theoretical, Political and Institutional Issues: Art Therapy: Art Therapy: The Organizational Context of Art Therapy Part II: The Practice of Art Therapy: Using Art Therapy with 'Chronic' Long-Term Psychiatric Patients: Art Therapy with Elderly People in Statutory Care: Art Therapy with People Who Have Severe Learning Difficulties: Art Therapy with Families: Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Art Therapy in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders: Art Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Brief Art Therapy in Acute States Part III: Training and Research: The Training of Art Therapists: Research in Art Therapy
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Waller, Diane. (1993)  Group Interactive Art Therapy: Its Use in Training and Treatment. Routledge, London, England.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Groups and Art Therapy: Interactive Group Psychotherapy: Curative Factors in Groups: Conducting an Interactive Art Therapy Group: Practical Matters Materials and Rooms: Using Themes or Projects Within an Interactive Model: Short-Term Interactive Art Therapy Groups: Group Interactive Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents Section II Case Examples: Rooms and Materials: The Unwilling Participants: Developmental Processes in a Group Painting: Life Processes in Small Group Environments: Images of the Group: Catharsis: Power and Domination: Splitting in the Group: Expressing Anger Symbolically: Example of a Theme Arising Spontaneously: Boundary Violation and Scapegoating in a Training Group: Working Through a Crisis: Ending the Group: Appendix: Bibliography
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Selected Books: Music Therapy

Bruscia, Case Studies in Music Therapy. Barcelona, Gilsum, NH.
NOTE: From the publisher: “This book presents 42 case histories, each describing the process of music therapy from beginning to end. The cases include children, adolescents, and adults receiving individual and group therapy in psychiatric, medical, educational or community settings. With authors from nine countries, the book details a broad spectrum of approaches and techniques in music therapy. It can be used as a reference, a textbook for training students, or as an introduction to the field.”
TABLE OF CONTENTS: The Fundamentals Of Music Therapy Practice: DEFINITION - FACTORS IN DESIGNING THERAPY - THE CLINICAL PROCESS - ORIENTATIONS - LEVELS OF CLINICAL PRACTICE - REFERENCES – CASES: Each case includes background information, method, treatment process, discussion and conclusions, a glossary, and references.
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Bunt, Leslie. (1994) Music Therapy: An Art beyond Words. Routledge, NY, NY.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction: The Growth of Music Therapy: The Relationships Between Music Therapy and Other Forms of Therapeutic Intervention: Sound, Music and Music Therapy: Music Therapy and Child Health: Music Therapy and Child Health-A Survey of Research: Music Therapy and Adult Health: Music Therapy as a Resource for the Community: Music Therapy as a Synthesis of Art and Science: Orpheus as Emblem
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Grocke, Denise and Wigram, Tony. (2007)  Receptive Methods in Music Therapy: Techniques and Clinical Applications. Jessica Kingsley, London, England
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Engaging with Clients Verbally and Musically - Selecting Music for Receptive Methods in Music Therapy - Relaxation and Receptive Methods for Children and Adolescents - Receptive Methods and Relaxation for Adults - Music Visualisations and Imagery - Song Lyric Discussion Reminiscence and Life Review -  Perceptual Listening and Musical Appreciation - Receptive Music Therapy and Art Media - Vibroacoustic Therapy in Receptive Music Therapy - Music and Movement
NOTE: From the Publisher: “This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques, and other forms of aesthetic listening to music. The authors explain these receptive methods of intervention using a format that enables practitioners to apply them in practice and make informed choices about music suitable for each of the different techniques. Protocols are described step-by-step, with reference to the necessary environment, conditions, skills and appropriate musical material.”
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Sutton, Julie P., Ed. Music, Music Therapy and Trauma: International Perspectives. Jessica Kingsley, London, England
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Julie P Sutton - Neurology - Culture and Society - South Africa - UK - Ireland - Bosnia – UK: Music and Human Rigths - Supervision - The Wounded Healer - Afterword
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Wigram,Tony, Nygaard Pedersen, Inge and Bonde, Lars Ole (2002). A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy: Theory, Clinical Practice, Research, and Training. Jessica Kingsley, London,  England
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1: Introduction to Music Therapy: Theoretical Foundations of Music Therapy: Models and Methods of Music Therapy Introduction: Music Therapy in Clinical Practice: Music Therapy Research and Clinical Assessment: Music Therapy Training: Professional and Technical Resources: A Glossary and Lexicon of Music Therapy - Bibliography - Contents of Music CD
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