Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth highlights the paradigm shift to treating children and adolescents as at-promise rather than at-risk. By utilizing a strength-based model that moves in opposition to pathology, this volume presents a client-allied modality wherein youth are given the opportunity to express emotions that can be difficult to convey using words. Working internationally with diverse groups of young people grappling with various forms of trauma, 30 contributing therapists share their processes, informed by current understandings of neurobiology, attachment theory, and developmental psychology. In addition to guiding principles and real-world examples, also included are practical directives, strategies, and applications. Together, this compilation highlights the promise of healing through the creative arts in the face of oppression.
Marygrace Berberian (New York University)
, Benjamin Davis
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18 December 2019
Professional and scholarly
Foreward Ikuko Acosta, PhD, LCAT, ATR-BC Chapter 1. Introduction Marygrace Berberian ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW and Benjamin Davis ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 2. Creative Problem Solving in Art Therapy: An Overview of Benefits to Promote Resilience Marygrace Berberian ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW Chapter 3. Art as Communication for Young People Ashley Claire Wood, ATR-BC, CIMI Disruptions in Early Individual Development Chapter 4. My Passed!!! : A Case Study in the Efficacy of Art Therapy with Adolescents with Complex Trauma and Attachment Disruptions Maria K. Walker, MFA, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 5. Promoting Resilience through Attachment in Art Therapy Practices for Early Intervention Kimberly Bush, ATR-BC, LCAT, LP Chapter 6. The Mind, the Body, and the Creative Process: Embodied Representations in Art Therapy Elsa Pelier, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 7. Building a Therapeutic Relationship with Children who have Severe and Multiple Disabilities Tami Herzog Rodriguez, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 8. On Becoming Whole: Paul's Journey through Heart Transplant Sarah Yazdian Rubin, ATR-BC, LCAT, CCLS and Lauren Dana Smith, MPS, LCAT, ATR-BC, CCLS Chapter 9. Strength-Based Art Therapy with Adolescent Psychiatric Patients Christopher Major, DAT, LCAT, ATR-BC Chapter 10. DASH (c)- Draw a SuperHero: The Role and Significance of the Superhero in the Art of Children with Trauma Christina A. Grosso, LCAT, ATR-BC, BCETS Chapter 11. Finding Safe Places in Jars : Stamping Containers in Substance Use Treatment Rawan Bajsair, MA Chapter 12. From Black & White to Color: Staying in the Metaphor alongside Male Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors Lucia Cristina Hernandez, ATR-BC, LCAT Disruptions in Family Systems Chapter 13. Cultivating Resilience through Creative Altruism with Institutionalized Youth in Foster Care Mia de Bethune, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT and Kelley Linhardt, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 14. Effects of Art Therapy on Identity and Self-Esteem in Adolescents in the Foster Care System Chelsey Gutierrez, MAAT Chapter 15. ARTogether: Putting Community at the Center of Family Visits Sarah Pousty LCAT, ATR-BC Chapter 16. Drawing to Disclose: Empowering Child Victims and Witnesses in Investigative Interviews Marcia Cohen Liebman, PhD, MCAT, ATR-BC, LPC Chapter 17. Resilience of Youth Overcoming Divorce-related Stressors Robyn Spodek Schindler LCAT, LPC, ATR-BC, NCC Consequences of Global and Systemic Stress and Inequalities Chapter 18. Conflict & Displacement: Finding the Space for Creativity Annie G. Bonz, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC, Sofia del Carmen Casas, LCAT, ATR-BC, and Asli Arslanbek, MA, ATR-P Chapter 19. Neither Here nor There: Art Therapy with Unaccompanied Adolescents Seeking Asylum in the US Patricia Landinez, MA Chapter 20. Making Artistic Noise: Amplifying the Voices of Court-Involved Youth Yasmine Awais, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, LPC and Lauren Adelman, MA Chapter 21. Fighting Isolation and Celebrating Gender Diversity: Art Therapy with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth Benjamin Davis, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 22. School-Based Art Therapy: Filling the Void Marygrace Berberian ATR-BC, LCAT, LCSW Chapter 23. A Journey of Hope: Art Therapy with an Unaccompanied Minor Eileen P. McGann, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 24. Art Therapy with Bereaved Youth Maria Kondratiev Sossi, ATR-BC, LCAT Chapter 25. Learning from Mistakes in Adolescent Art Therapy Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCAT, LCPAT, Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP, and Nicole Brandstrup MA, ATR-BC List of Contributors Acknowledgement
Marygrace Berberian is a clinical assistant professor at New York University. Ms. Berberian has invested her 25 year career establishing community-based art therapy initiatives for children and families at-promise. Benjamin Davis is a psychotherapist, educator, and consultant in New York City, focusing on non-pathologizing treatment models for LGBTQ individuals across the lifespan.
Reviews for Art Therapy Practices for Resilient Youth: A Strengths-Based Approach to At-Promise Children and Adolescents
True to its title, this book offers a rare opportunity to absorb multiple strategies that are strength-based and positive. Each chapter includes one or more case studies to illustrate how art therapy was particularly helpful in navigating the complex issues children face, and how through art the child can find the curative path through the most adverse situations. Students and professionals alike will find inspiration in the cases presented and may start identifying their own clients as being at-promise. Gussie Klorer, PhD, ATR-BC, LCSW, LCPC, HLM; professor emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville This refreshing book contains many examples of how an optimistic stance can strengthen youngsters' innate resiliency, reinforcing the necessity of conducting our work with a belief in the artist that is completely sincere. There is considerable evidence of the power of the self-fulfilling prophecy, especially the effectiveness of positive expectations. I thank the editors for this timely reminder of how perceiving young people's creative capacities is at the heart of helping them to find and to articulate their own special artistry. Judy Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM Recognizing that youth are now the largest population in history, the chapters in this impressive volume include theory and neurobiological explanations as well as diverse current examples of developmentally sensitive, socially aware, and inclusive approaches to art therapy. The authors have edited an unprecedented and much-needed contemporary volume addressing the creative potential and promise of youth who have experienced adversity such as trauma, illness, physical challenges, substance abuse, and problematic sexual behaviors. Girija Kaimal, EdD, MA, ATR-BC; assistant professor, Drexel University; board of directors, American Art Therapy Association