chapter  26
10 Pages


A Case Study Illustrating Edith's Teachings
WithMartha Haeseler

Martha Haeseler elaborates on many of Edith’s ideas and observations by applying them to the work in art therapy, done over ten years, by a US Navy veteran, to ameliorate crippling symptoms and substance misuse caused by severe childhood trauma. Concepts include the complex role and management of the emergence of truth in art therapy; art’s ability to absorb and contain raw affect; sublimation; subtleties in the role of identification, and transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the power of art to symbolically restore a lost object.