Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

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Dezember 2011



Original research and examples from artists illustrate how different textile-based art approaches can provide therapeutic outlets for women with a complete variety of life experiences. The psychology of this therapeutic approach is explained as well as explanations of specific techniques and suggestions for practise with a wide range of clients.


1. Introduction: Why Fiber is Good for Your Psyche.
2. Threads of Time: Women and Textile-making.
3. She's Come Unraveled: Mental Well-being in Girls and Women.
4. Uncovering the Truth: Assessing Where to Start.
5. Interwoven Lives: Cross-cultural Applications of Textile Art Therapy.
6. Theoretical Underpinnings of Textile Art Therapy.
7. Pulling in the Warp Threads You Will Weave With: Issues, Metaphors, and Project Suggestions.
8. Unveiling the Textile Techniques.
9. Spin the Web: Circles of Women.
10. Psychologically Minded Female Textile Artists: Incredible Examples. Appendix: Textile Survey. References. Subject Index. Author Index.


Ann Futterman Collier is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with many years experience of working with textile arts and therapy. She is an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in abnormal psychology, counseling techniques, health psychology, and art therapy theory; she also conducts research on how art-making can be used to promote well-being and mood repair. Ann resides in Flagstaff, Arizona.
EAN: 9781849058384
ISBN: 1849058385
Untertitel: Weaving Lives Back Together. 23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2011
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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