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Identity and art therapy : personal and professional perspectives

Author: Maxine Borowsky Junge
Publisher: Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. : Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an attempt to give art therapy identity the front and center position it deserves. Despite efforts toward clarity, there will nevertheless remain many contradictory notions, often paradoxically existing at the same time. This is the nature of identity and of art therapy's identity. ""Art therapy"" is neither a form of artist nor a form of therapist, but rather a whole new field - a separate and special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Identity and art therapy.
Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. : Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd., 2014
(DLC) 2013049067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Borowsky Junge
ISBN: 9780398087975 0398087970
OCLC Number: 867001266
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction --
2. Images of Identity --
Definitions of Identity --
Personal Identity --
Professional Identity --
Intersectionality --
Art Therapy is a New Profession --
A Short History of Identity in Art Therapy --
3. Living in the Real World, Issues and Challenges --
The Importance of Words and the Challenge of Dual Degrees --
Self-Definition Versus Definition by Others --
The Dilemma of Research in Professional Identity --
Advantages and Disadvantages of an Umbrella Identity --
Art Therapy Registration, Certification, and Program Accreditation --
How Can Art Therapy Be "Welcoming" and Maintain an Identity as a Unique Profession? --
The Role of Art Therapy Educational Programs in the Development of Identity --
Loneliness of the Long-Distance Art Therapy Graduate --
4. Essays on Identity by Art Therapists --
"Artist in Residence in the Studio of the Soul: A Quest for an Identity" / Pat B. Allen --
"My Identity: A Mosaic Design" / Charlotte Boston --
"Facilitating Art Therapist Professional Identity Through Art Therapy Education" / Sarah P. Deaver --
"How Can the American Art Therapy Association Grow and Thrive?" / Elizabeth Donahue --
"The Therapist Artist: An Individual and Collective World View" / Nancy Gerber --
"Identity and the Serendipitous Art Therapist" / David E. Gussak --
"Art Therapist Identity" / Janice Hoshino --
"Why Art Therapists Must Make Art, Selections and Adaptations From the Unpublished Papers of Don Jones" / Karen Rush Jones --
"Gone Missing: A Shared Identity" / Frances F. Kaplan --
"To Dual or Not to Dual" / Myra F. Levick --
"Finding My Voice" / Debra Linesch --
"To Be or Not to Be? That Is No Longer the Question" / Mercedes B. ter Maat --
"Art Therapist Identity Confusion Disorder" / Cathy Malchiodi --
"A Student's Perspective" / Brenda Maltz --
"The Best Thing Ever" / Kim Newall --
"Defining Values: Many Settings, Singular Identity" / Jordan S. Potash --
"An Evolving Identity: A Mirror of One's Personal History" / Arthur Robbins --
"Wearing My Professional Identity on My Sleeve" / Marcia L. Rosal --
"Art Therapy Identity / Judith A. Rubin --
"Art Therapy Identity" / Gwendolyn McPhaul Short --
"What Is Art Therapy Anyway?" / Harriet Wadeson --
Summary --
5. Identity Initiative, Steps Toward a New Definition: An Action Plan --
6. Conclusions.
Responsibility: by Maxine Borowsky Junge ; with 22 other art therapists contributors.

Abstract:

This book is an attempt to give art therapy identity the front and center position it deserves. Despite efforts toward clarity, there will nevertheless remain many contradictory notions, often paradoxically existing at the same time. This is the nature of identity and of art therapy's identity. ""Art therapy"" is neither a form of artist nor a form of therapist, but rather a whole new field - a separate and special profession with core values and attributes of its own that must lead to a special and separate identity. Chapter 1 is the "Introduction" to this book. In Chapter 2, "Images of Identity," the basic groundwork is laid describing definitions of personal and professional identity and discussion of the concept of "intersectionality." Chapter 3, "Living in the Real World," discusses some unique problems faced by art therapists as they strive to achieve personal and professional identity and credibility. Chapter 4, "Essays on Identity by Art Therapists," contains 22 essays by prominent art therapists who were invited to contribute their ideas. These essays can be considered different "readings" of what identity is in the art therapy field. Chapter 5, "Identity Initiative, Steps Toward a New Definition: An Action Plan," describes a two-year process, including all segments of the art therapy community, to achieve and promulgate a shared public professional identity. Chapter 6 underscores "Conclusions" to discover some baseline information about identity for students entering graduate art therapy programs. A brief questionnaire was given to three art therapy master's program directors to conduct this survey with their entering students in the fall 2012. An important and essential discussion of the nuances of identity by the art therapy community is a significant intention of the book. Identity and Art Therapy is primarily written for art therapists-both experienced and novice. It is for people who teach now and for those thinking about entering the field in the future.

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