MENTALIZING IN GROUP ART THERAPY: INTERVENTIONS FOR EMERGING ADULTS demonstrates the value of mentalizing-based art therapy in brief treatment for young adults with severe psychopathology and co-morbidity, frequently including addiction and personality disorders. With an 8-week syllabus, this professional guide provides rich case examples and detailed art directives for putting mentalizing-based arts interventions into clinical practice with those aged 18-30. With a specific focus on the differences in treating this age group, and case examples to illustrate how art therapy interventions enhance mentalizing, this guide is an ideal resource for all professional art therapists looking to utilize their distinct capabilities and specialized training to promote empathy, epistemic trust, resilience, connection, and agency.
"A marvelous introduction to mentalizing in art therapy." - Judith A. Rubin, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, Editor, Approaches to Art Therapy
"This book is a gem... expertly curated with clinical examples and concrete guidelines for structuring groups..." - Jon G. Allen, PhD, Author of Restoring Mentalizing in Attachment Relationships: Treating Trauma with Plain Old Therapy
"This is the best practical guide for a clinical application that will, I hope, generate practical support not just for our therapists but all practitioners willing to step outside the frame of their traditional boundaries. Everyone has much to learn from this excellent book." - Professor Peter Fonagy, OBE FMedSci FBA FAcSS PhD DipPsy, Head of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL, and Chief Executive, Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families
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