Gender Issues in Art Therapy by Susan Hogan, Marian Liebmann, Nancy Slater

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By Susan Hogan, Marian Liebmann, Nancy Slater

Artwork remedy permits the customer and therapist to discover matters that can often be past phrases; one such factor is the complexity of gender, which are a topic of treatment in a myriad diversity of the way. this is often convincingly proven by way of the contributions to this ebook, which conceal such subject matters as internalised homophobia in therapist and patron; artwork and being pregnant, childbirth and reproductive loss; artwork treatment with women-only and men-only teams; feminist artwork remedy; and gender stereotypes. those wide-ranging papers disguise either theoretical and sensible themes, giving scientific examples and situations of consumers' paintings to demonstrate their arguments. The individuals, all validated paintings therapists, carry a variety of studies and views to the subject of gender in paintings remedy. execs and scholars during this box will locate the insights contained during this booklet either attention-grabbing and invaluable.

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Feminist psychotherapy is non-pathologising and recognises strengths and competencies. A feminist and rational model of therapy is able to value what each participant brings to the relationship. At its best, it is capable of containing and tolerating the confusion that may arise with the admission of difference and multiple points of view. This kind of therapy suggests that people entering a supportive, collaborative, empowered, therapeutic relationship will carry that experience with them into the outside world.

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