Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Jessica Tress Masterson, Joanna Clyde Findlay, Richard Carr, Frances Kaplan, Terre Bridgham


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Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice.

Contributors explore the complex relationship between art and creativity and neurological functions such as those that occur during stress response, immune functioning, child developmental phases, gender difference, the processing of imagery, attachment, and trauma. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy.

This book is essential reading for art therapists, expressive arts therapists, counselors, mental health practitioners, and students.


Richard Carr:
Richard Carr, PsyD, MA Psychology, is Adjunct Professor in the Art Therapy Department, Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA, USA, and an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, CA, USA. He has published and presented widely on the topic, and in addition has provided pastoral counselling as a non-denominational minister to individuals, couples and families for over 30 years.

Frances F. Kaplan is an eminent art therapist and teaches graduate art therapy courses at Marylhurst College and Portland State University, both in Oregon. She has published widely, presented at national conferences, worked for peace organizations.