Drawing on Difference: Art Therapy with People Who Have Learning Difficulties


Art therapy is one of the few psychotherapy services accessible to people with learning difficulties. Drawing on Difference is an invaluable guide for those wishing to explore how art therapy can support and validate the emotional and mental health needs of people with learning difficulties. Particular emphasis is placed on service evaluation and standards, and on the client's personal experience. The case studies presented offer insight into the practical, professional and political issues which are shaping the practice of art therapy today.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Richard Manners
  • Mair Rees
  • Hilary Lomas
  • Penny Hallas
  • Simon Willoughby-Booth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998


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