The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter, the field's most eminent scholars provide a definition of and orientation to the specific theory or area of emphasis, showing its relevance to art therapy. The third edition includes many new chapters with material on a wide variety of topics including contemplative approaches, DBT, neuroscience, and mentalization while also retaining important and timeless contributions from the pioneers of art therapy. Clinical case examples and over 100 illustrations of patient artwork vividly demonstrate the techniques in practice. Approaches to Art Therapy, 3rd edition, is an essential resource in the assembly of any clinician's theoretical and technical toolbox, and in the formulation of each individual's own approach to art therapy.

chapter |14 pages


ByJudith Rubin

part Part I|54 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Art is the Therapy

ByLaurie Wilson, Mala Betensky

chapter 2|17 pages

The Therapist as Artist

ByMildred Chapin, Barbara Fish

chapter 3|19 pages

Relational Aesthetics and Art Therapy

ByCatherine Hyland Moon

part Part II|95 pages

Psychodynamic Approaches

chapter 4|16 pages

Discovery and Insight in Art Therapy

ByJudith Rubin

chapter 5|14 pages

Sublimation and Art Therapy

ByEdith Kramer

chapter |5 pages


ByElizabeth Stone

chapter 6|20 pages

Variations on a Freudian Theme

Three Art Therapy Theorists
ByElinor Ulman

chapter 7|13 pages

Object Relations and Art Therapy

ByArthur Robbins

chapter |5 pages

Addendum—Object Relations

ByEleanor Irwin

chapter 8|20 pages

Mentalization-Based Art Psychotherapy

ByDominik Havsteen-Franklin

section |35 pages

Analytical Psychology (Jungian)

chapter 9|22 pages

Jungian Art Therapy

ByNora Swan-Foster

chapter |11 pages


ByMichael Edwards

part Part III|67 pages

Humanistic Approaches

chapter 10|9 pages

Art Therapy

Humanism in Action
ByBruce Moon

chapter 11|18 pages

Gestalt Art Therapy

ByJanie Rhyne

chapter 12|19 pages

Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy

A Path to Wholeness
ByNatalie Rogers

chapter 13|19 pages

Positive Art Therapy

ByGioia Chilton, Rebecca Wilkinson

part Part IV|61 pages

Contemplative Approaches

chapter 14|15 pages

Art Making as Spiritual Path

The Open Studio Process as a Way to Practice Art Therapy
ByPat Allen

chapter 15|22 pages

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

ByLaury Rappaport

chapter 16|22 pages

Contemplative Wisdom Traditions in Art Therapy

Incorporating Hindu-Yoga-Tantra and Buddhist Perspectives in Clinical and Studio Practice*
ByMichael Franklin

part Part V|63 pages

Cognitive and Neuroscience Approaches

chapter 17|20 pages

Cognitive-Behavioral Art Therapy*

ByMarcia Rosal

chapter 18|18 pages

Narrative Art Therapy in Trauma Treatment

ByLinda Gantt, Laura Greenstone

chapter 19|23 pages


Art Therapy Relational Neuroscience
ByNoah Hass-Cohen, Joanna Clyde Findlay

part Part VI|38 pages

Systemic Approaches

chapter 20|20 pages

Family Art Therapy

ByBarbara Sobol, Paula Howie

chapter 21|16 pages

Group Art Therapy

ByKatherine Williams, Tally Tripp

part Part VII|70 pages

Integrative Approaches

chapter 22|17 pages

Developmental Art Therapy

BySusan Aach-Feldman, Carole Kunkle-Miller

chapter 23|16 pages

Lessons in the Images

Art Therapy in Creative Education
ByDavid Henley

chapter 24|11 pages

Pandora’s Gifts

Using Imagination and All of the Arts in Therapy
ByShaun McNiff

chapter 25|14 pages

An Eclectic Approach to Art Therapy

ByHarriet Wadeson

chapter |10 pages


ByJudith Rubin