The revealing image : analytical art psychotherapy in theory and practice

by Joy Schaverien

Book, 1992



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London ; New York : Tavistock/Routledge, 1992.

Physical description

xii, 242 p.; 24 cm

Local notes

Schaverien painstakingly describes and defines "processes which have so far only been intuitively known to art therapists" (p6) by introducing and elaborating the psychoanalytical concepts of transference and countertransference in relation to the use of visual art objects. The authors stated intention in this book is "to attempt to bridge the perceived gap between the practice of art therapy and analytical forms of psychotherapy..."(p 229) The epistemological base of this venture includes the fields of philosophy, anthropology, and aesthetics, as well as psychoanalysis.


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