A critical review of a book on critical art therapy.

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Reviews the book, Art Therapy Theories: A Critical Introduction by Susan Hogan (see record [rid]2016-02239-000[/rid]). This book is an important addition to the relatively small literature that relates to theory in art therapy. The reviewer is thrilled to see that the direction of a search for a multiple theoretical perspective in art therapy, founded by Rubin (2001) and continued by Huss (2012, 2015) in earlier books with the same name as this one, is being embraced by the larger art therapy community. The book has a chapter for each of the following theories: cognitive–behavioral, psychoanalytic, analytical Gestalt, person-centered, mindfulness, integrative therapy, feminist, and social art therapy. The importance of this book, and of its above-mentioned predecessors, is that it goes beyond prescribing art therapy activities for static art therapy populations, and enables art therapists to work through a theoretical prism as a base for addressing different interventions, skills, and populations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Issue number31
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Art Therapy
  • Theories


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