ART THERAPY BOOKS

This is a selection of art therapy books that I have read and found helpful in my art therapy practice. I do recommend some of these books to clients I work with. View more books about Psychology and Spirituality here.

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LIFE, PAINT AND PASSION - MICHELL CASSOU AND STEWART CUBLEY

The authors in this book explain how to use the creative process as an important tool for self-discovery, encouraging the reader to embark on inner exploration through the unfettered practice of painting as a means of spontaneous expression.

Natalie Rogers, Ph.D., REAT, (1928-2015) was a pioneer in expressive arts therapy, leading trainings in Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan, and the U.S. Dr. Rogers trained and practiced as a psychotherapist. Her personal mission was to facilitate personal and planetary healing by incorporating the expressive arts in cross-cultural work.

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ART THERAPY SOURCEBOOK – CATHY MALCHIODI

This book shows you how to use art therapy to guide yourself and others on a special path of personal growth, insight, and transformation. Cathy A. Malchiodi, a leading expert in the field, gives you step-by-step instructions for stimulating creativity and interpreting the resulting art pieces. This encouraging and effective method can help you and others recover from pain and become whole again.


This book will help you:

  • Find relief from overwhelming emotions

  • Recover from traumatic losses

  • Reduce their stress levels

  • Discover insights about yourself

  • Experience personal growth

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250 BRIEF, CREATIVE & PRACTICAL ART THERAPY TECHNIQUES – SUSAN I BUCHALTER

Brief, art therapy warm-ups are the perfect way to break the ice and get clients feeling comfortable, less inhibited, and motivated to participate in individual or group therapy.

These unique 250 art exercises increase self-esteem, self-awareness and a feeling of success in artistic expression and communication, allowing clients to engage in therapeutic exercises without judgment. Using simple materials like paper, pencils and markers, these techniques can be immediately implemented in your practice.

Art techniques based in: Mindfulness, CBT, Self-Compassion

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THE CREATIVE CONNECTION: EXPRESSIVE ARTS AS HEALING - NATALIE ROGERS

This book describes the Creative Connection® process developed by Natalie Rogers, which interweaves movement, sound, art, writing and guided imagery, tapping into the deep wellspring of creativity within each of us. Natalie says, 'Vital to the creative process is an environment of psychological safety and freedom'. This reflects her deep belief in the philosophy of her father, Carl Rogers, which emphasises empathy, openness, honesty and congruence.


Natalie Rogers is a pioneer in expressive arts therapy, leading trainings in Europe, Russia, Latin America, Japan, and the US. Dr Rogers trained and practised as a psychotherapist. 

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ART AS MEDICINE – CREATING A THERAPY OF THE IMAGINATION – SHAUN MCNIFF

Art as Medicine demonstrates how the imagination heals and renews itself through this natural process.

Author Shaun McNiff describes his pioneering methods of art therapy--including interpretation through performance and storytelling, creative collaboration, and dialoguing with images--and how they can revitalize both psychotherapy and art itself.

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THE REVEALING IMAGE – JOY SCHAVERIEN

This book links the two worlds of analytical psychotherapy and art therapy in the practice of analytical art psychotherapy, which establishes the art object in a central position as the locus of transformation.

This book is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the healing powers of art, and the archetypal nature of images. Joy Schaverien is a UK based Jungian Analyst.