Using Drawings Assessment and Therapy - 2nd Edition by Patricia Gould Crone, Patricia Gould, Patricia Gould Crone

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This can be an up to date model of the very profitable first variation which condenses and synthesizes numerous drawing directives that relief clinicians within the review method, in addition to in treatment. the hot variation will replace literature studies, supply new case experiences and artwork. Its distinctive mixture of evaluation recommendations and healing makes use of of drawing make the ebook attractive to all psychological wellbeing and fitness execs, from therapists and counselors via to psychiatrists.

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In a series of drawings, Tracey attempted to portray her current distress. First, when asked to draw a picture of her feelings she poignantly portrayed her anguish by sketching her arm after cutting it, stating “cutting myself relieves my anger” (Figure 1-10). Next, when asked to construct a picture of her world, she portrayed her surroundings as being “sliced apart and spinning out of control” (Figure 1-11). fm Page 31 Tuesday, June 15, 2004 1:47 PM Clinical Uses of Drawings 31 Figure 1-10 Other portions of a psychological evaluation underscored her intrapsychic distress and added consistency to what she revealed through her drawings.

Other works on the use of color in drawings were completed by the developers and early users of the House-Tree-Person (H-T-P) (Buck, 1948; Hammer, 1969). Their initial findings suggested that (a) red was many times associated with anger, (b) yellow was seen as being related to dependency and infantile behaviors, (c) brown and black when seen together indicated anxiety and depression, and (d) blue and green often were viewed as controlled behavior and self-restraint. Additionally, clients who repeatedly used light, barely visible colors, were actually attempting to shield their true experiences.

These drawings and other artwork have been cataloged in archeological investigations as examples of how early men and women attempted to produce their ideas and emotions. These basic, but expressive, notations must be viewed as the essence of beginning communication and have been studied and analyzed by archeologists and art historians. Health and mental health professionals have also made attempts at understanding the aesthetic experience, explaining the process involved in producing art, analyzing the genius of certain artists, and exploring the meaning of particular artwork.

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