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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books Inc (1 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565658841
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565658844
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 1.9 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 404,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cathy Malchiodi, M.A., A.T.R., L.P.A.T., L.P.C.C., is a licensed professional art therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor. She is the current editor of Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association and the author of Breaking the Silence: Art Therapy with Children from Violent Homes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Fluffy2012 on 14 Mar. 2013
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This is such a fantastic book. I have bought it on the Kindle, but will also be buying a hard copy as this is one of those books that you should have in a traditional format to enable easier access to the activities.

The author really knows her subject, and the book contains a lot of practical suggestions for activities. An excellent book for those new to the field of art therapy (such as me).
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By stephen paul copping on 16 Oct. 2014
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A really useful book.Full marks.
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129 of 131 people found the following review helpful
most innovative and readable art therapy book in print 17 April 2002
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After reading a lot of *same old, same old* art therapy books, I was absolutely thrilled to discover THE ART THERAPY SOURCEBOOK. There are so many art therapy books that are dense and poorly written; Malchiodi is a clear and articulate writer who provides a savvy overview of the field of art therapy in a style that is inviting and exciting. Even if you have never heard of art therapy before, this book will inspire you to want to try your hand at art and will encourage your creative process. As a teacher of art therapy, I require all my first year art therapy and counseling students to read this book and as a therapist, I encourage my clients to read it too. Bravo! I look forward to more books by this author!
176 of 186 people found the following review helpful
If you want to buy one book on art therapy, this is the one 19 Jan. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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At last there is a book on art therapy which is clear, well-written, and comprehensive. If you want to buy one book on art therapy, this one is excellent and I cannot recommend it enough. There are numerous illustrations, exercises, and examples of how art therapy can be used for personal transformation and healing. Also, read the endorsements, they speak more eloquently to the book's contents and inspirational qualities than I can.
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It's also good therapy for artists 20 Mar. 2001
By Julie Ross - Published on Amazon.com
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If you've been through art school or worked as a professional artist, you're aware that it's difficult to create artwork without placing some value on the outcome of the piece. This book provides wonderful examples of how to free yourself from intimidation and competition in making art and how the creative process itself is valuable to the soul. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain more emotional satisfaction from making art and for any artist who wants to create art without the constraints of impersonal evaluation. It has helped me to strive to create more honest communication through my work, a valuable lesson worth far more than the price of this book.
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Practical Art Therapy 16 Mar. 2006
By Francisco Diamond - Published on Amazon.com
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Usually these types of books are theoritical (for example why art therapy works) while this one is practical with many activities to work with.
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art therapy 7 July 2005
By Megan Murto - Published on Amazon.com
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I just got done with my first year at college and I got interested in art therapy. I wasn't to sure what exactly it was, and I was recommended this book from my school counselor. It was very informative, and it helped me decide to pursue my study in art therapy.
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