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Pediatric Medical Art Therapy

Pediatric Medical Art Therapy

Edited by Michelle Itczak

Quick Overview

As more hospitals and medical centers begin to recognize the importance of incorporating art therapy into their services, information about working with the pediatric population is a necessity. This collection offers essential guidance for art therapists on the practice of medical art therapy with children and young people, and the role of the art therapist in working alongside medical staff.
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Paperback / softback
2021, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 304pp
ISBN: 9781787751118


Art therapists have an essential part to play in supporting children and their families when a child is undergoing medical treatment. The art therapists who contribute to this book offer their experience of working in medical environments and creating hospital art therapy programs for working with children and young people. Readers will find interventions and techniques, along with program development ideas and diverse approaches to work with patients. Chapters also cover different diagnoses and areas of healthcare, such as oncology, chronic illness and burns. The challenges and opportunities for art therapy in working with terminal illness and bereavement are also addressed.

Pediatric Medical Art Therapy delineates the essential considerations and lessons for the art therapist who joins the medical journeys of children and their families, and emphasises the importance of this unique role.


'This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of medical art therapy with children in diverse medical settings. Rather than presenting a singular viewpoint on art therapy practice, the book highlights the diverse settings, approaches, and goals. Loaded with helpful case studies, this must need book is for anyone considering practicing in pediatric art therapy.'
- Megan Robb, ATR-BC, LPC, Associate Professor of Art Therapy Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville