Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko

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Overview

There is a distinct lack of art therapy literature on working with adults with autism spectrum disorders, and this book combats this dearth by looking at the theory and practice of working with this client group. With clinical case examples throughout, it provides ideas for practice and interventions for use in institutional and community settings. There is a useful focus on directives to help with specific concerns, for example college and job readiness, social skills, and adapting to independent living.

The book also includes information on ASD itself and gives advice on developmental and neurological considerations to take into account when working with this client group.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785928314
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko is a NYS Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in private practice. She has over 40 years of experience working as an art therapist with individuals with ASD.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Introduction 11

1 Art Therapy Approaches and Treatment Interventions with Adults with ASD 13

2 Developmental Considerations and Implications for Treatment 23

3 Neurological Considerations and Implications for Treatment 31

4 Cultural Competence 39

Part II Clinical Group Art Therapy Practice with Adults with ASD

Introduction 45

5 Treating Adults with ASD Who Live in the Community 47

6 Treating Adults with ASD with Psychiatric Comorbidities on In-Patient Behavioral Health Units 83

7 Treating Adults with ASD Who Resided in Institutional Settings 91

Concluding Remarks 115

References 117

Index 121

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