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Self-mutilation and art therapy : violent creation

Author: Diana Milia
Publisher: London [etc.] : J. Kingsley, 2000.
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Milia examines the effect of art therapy interventions with clients who harm their bodies. Demonstrating how these theories can be implemented in practice, Milia describes examples from her clinical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Milia
ISBN: 1853026832 9781853026836
OCLC Number: 1039042282
Description: 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. 1.Sacrificial and aesthetic aspects of body modification. 2. Psychological perspectives on self-mutilation. 3. Transformation and self-assertion in the case of Mary. 4. Merging and differentation in the case of Kate. 5. Sacrifice to symbolism in the case of Eric. 6. Art therapy proceses with self-mutliating clients. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.
Responsibility: Diana Milia.


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Well written and researched.The book is extremely informative about self harm and helps to increase understanding of the motives behind people harming themselves. A good book to dip into for anyone Read more...

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