chapter  5
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Edith Kramer

A Generous, Generative Genius
WithJudith A. Rubin

The author recounts discovering the work of Edith Kramer while becoming interested in art therapy during the sixties, a period with hardly any literature and no training programs. Edith Kramer became a generous guide, whose willingness to counsel and to be observed was critical in the author’s development. Her steady availability over the years included detailed help with a book revision and a ready willingness to be included in films about art therapy. Kramer’s contributions to the profession reflect not only her genius, but also her generativity, both described and discussed by the author, who remains grateful for her generosity.