Working with Children in Art Therapy is a collection of papers by ten art therapists working in the major child care agencies as part of a professional team. Each paper describes a different theoretical perspective and clinical setting with an emphasis on the language of art in art therapy and ways of understanding non-verbal communication. Contributions cover working with children in psychiatric clinics within the National Health Service, in mainstream and special schools, and in the social services.
Introduction - Caroline Case and Tessa Dalley; 1. Art versus language (separate development during childhood) - Janek Dubowski; 2. Art therapy as a container - Sigrid Rabiger; 3. Unusual drawing development in children. What does it reveal about children's art? - Ian McGregor; 4. The cat, the fish, the man and the bird: or how to be a nothing. Illness behaviour in children; the case study of a ten year old girl - Vera Vasarhelyi; 5. Control, uncontrol, order and chaos: working with children with intestinal mobility problems - Alethea Lillitos; 6. Working with cases of child sexual abuse - Carol Sagar; 7. A family centre: a structural family therapy approach - Sarah Deco; 8. Reflections and shadows: an exploration of the world of the rejected girl - Caroline Case; 9. Images and integration: art therapy in a multi-cultural school - Tessa Dalley; 10. "I Show You" - Children in art therapy - Roger Arguile.