Art Therapy with Military Veterans: Trauma and the Image provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying art therapy with former and serving armed forces personnel who have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This book brings together experienced contributors in one volume to provide the range of information essential to those seeking to understand the complexities of working in this context.
In recent years, art therapy has received increasing attention as a promising treatment for veterans with PTSD. This cutting-edge book provides vital background information on PTSD, military culture and mental health provision, and an effective art therapy working model. The text explores creative partnerships with other disciplines, in different settings, and includes first-hand accounts from veterans about the role art therapy has played in their recovery. This accessible book is a timely response to growing recognition of the value of art therapy with veterans, and it also addresses issues relevant to the wider population of people whose lives have been detrimentally affected by trauma.
With chapters authored by leading clinicians in this field, Art Therapy with Military Veterans: Trauma and the Image will be of interest to all art therapists and mental health professionals working with traumatised veterans.
Country of Publication:
10 October 2017
Professional and scholarly
Part 1: Art therapy and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 1. The development and practice of art therapy with military veterans Janice Lobban 2. An Army Reservist's story Clement Boland 3. The biological basis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and recovery Kathy Kravits Part 2: The British Forces 4. Mental health treatment for serving UK military personnel Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes 5. Military culture effects on mental health and help-seeking Dr Walter Busuttil 6. Coming home Robert Bieber, Michael Sterba and Christine Sterba Part 3: Current approaches to art therapy with veterans in the UK 7. An adaptive art therapy model for working with traumatised veterans Janice Lobban, Kirsty Mackay, Mark Redgrave, Sandya Rajagopal 8. In two minds Janice Lobban 9. Trauma and dissociation - an insider's view Richard Kidgell 10. Bypassing the sentinel Janice Lobban 11. Research and evaluation Alison Smith and Janice Lobban Part 3: Taking a wider perspective 12. Cultural collaborations Janice Lobban and Liz Ellis 13. Art in action - the Combat Art Project Jon England, Tim Martin and Stuart Rosamond 14. Reclaiming life through art David Murtagh and Janice Lobban Index
Janice Lobban is Senior Art Psychotherapist at Combat Stress. She has specialised in military trauma for over 16 years, and has lectured on the subject in London, Stockholm, Amsterdam, St Petersburg and New York.