Arising from concerns about children who are underachieving or presenting behavioural difficulties, this book outlines a number of useful approaches for teachers and others to use with individuals, small groups and classes.
The book adapts and interprets an art therapy approach which can be used by non-art therapists as well as those practising in the field. Its approach is designed to be used in a variety of settings, such as in schools, special needs education, counselling, speech therapy and youth work. The applications are suitable for addressing a wide range of concerns, such as:
bullying and harassment
breaking negative cycles of behaviour in groups
the specific needs of individuals.
The approach has been trialled in school setting.
Carol Ross is a teacher and registered art therapist. She has worked for many years in London schools and higher education on behaviour management, equal opportunities and pastoral issues, and has published extensively in these areas. She currently works with children with emotional and behavioural diffulties for Islington Learning Support Service
What is an Art Therapy Approach? Part 1 - Setting up Activities and Intervention. 1 Uses. 2 Grouping. 3 Other Considerations. 4 Monitoring Outcomes and Reviewing Aims. 5 Introducing the Session. 6 The Approach. 7 Choice of Materials. Part 2 - Activities Using an Art Therapy Approach. 8 Introduction. 9 Feelings: Mood Pictures; Feelings; Happy Box; Trunk of Things That Upset Me; Images of Contrasting Feelings. 10 Self: Autobiography; Past/Present/Future; Star Trek; Safe Places; Me Ideas; Patchwork Quilt; Inside/Outside Portraits; I am...; What I Like About Me. 11 Bullying/Harassment/Conflict: Our Rights; Why Do People Bully? Role Play in Art; Feeling Good and Confident; Proud of Myself; Make it Better; What Happened; Friendship; Overcoming; Feel Like/Can Do. 12 Body Image; What the Papers Say; Map of Myself; Body Pictures. 13 Group Building: Describe and Draw; Beautiful Garden; Fruit Salad; Follow the Leader; Consequences. Part 3 - The Art Therapy Approach in Action. Examples 1 - 11.