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Art Therapy and AD/HD


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Introduction. 1. Conceptualizing and assessing attention deficits. 2. Setting up children/adolescent educational social skills art therapy groups and parent educational groups. 3. The first session. 4. Group therapy for children: Weeks two through eight. 5. Ongoing art therapy groups with children and adolescents. 6. Adult AD/HD art therapy sessions. 7. Art therapy with the AD/HD family. 8. Summary and resources. References. Appendices. Index.

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How art therapy can improve concentration and focus, and boost self-esteem in people of all ages diagnosed with AD/HD

About the Author

Diane Safran is a registered, board certified art therapist, a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, and is the co-founder of the Attention Deficit Disorders Institute (ADDI) in Connecticut. She has over twenty years' experience as an art therapist, working with children, adolescents, adults and families, and has lectured throughout the United States on the use of art therapy with the AD/HD population. In addition, Mrs Safran is a court appointed expert witness using art therapy to determine signs of abuse in children. She is married with four grown children. Both her husband and two of her daughters have AD/HD.


The major part of the book is taken up with these case studies, and with descriptions of therapy groups together with the positive outcomes for many of the participants. This aspect of the book provides a lot of very useful and practice advice for therapist. Much of this information about planning and methods could also be very helpful to teachers. -- Division of Educational Psychologist
This book is a welcome addition to the art therapy literature and should be read by those who specialise in this field or who are planning to start art therapy groups for these clients. -- British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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