Art, Psychotherapy, and Psychosis


Art, Psychotherapy and Psychosis defines the unique role of art therapy in the treatment of psychosis. Using clinical material and examples of clients' work, experienced practitioners describe working with patients in a variety of settings. Writing from different theoretical standpoints, they reflect the current diversity within the profession and its origins in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, Jungian psychology and psychiatry.

The volume explores issues involved in working with psychosis, examining the problem of symbolization, the nature and meaning of art made by psychotic patients and the relationship between words and pictures. The contributors also present art therapy's historical context, tracing its development in psychiatric and psychotherapeutic settings to its new position in the community.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Joy Schaverien
  • Katherine Killick
  • Fiona Foster
  • Fiona Seth-Smith
  • Helen Greenwood
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1997


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