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Art Psychotherapy and the use of Psychiatric Diagnosis - Assessment for Art Psychotherapy

Dudley, Jane. 2004. Art Psychotherapy and the use of Psychiatric Diagnosis - Assessment for Art Psychotherapy. International Journal of Art Therapy, 9(1), pp. 14-25. ISSN 17454840 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

his article raises concerns over the use of psychiatric language by art psychotherapists in their assessment of patients. Using the situation of assessment for art psychotherapy, it argues for an individual approach to each new patient as free as possible from preconceptions arising from diagnostic labelling. The limitations imposed on the art psychotherapist by such labelling, blocking the recognition and addressing of any individual personal or sociopolitical context, are contrasted with the possibilities of a more open therapeutic interaction available through the avoidance of diagnostic labelling.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/02647140408405671

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS)

Dates:

DateEvent
2004Published

Item ID:

1875

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2009 15:42

Last Modified:

13 Jun 2016 13:47

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/1875

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