ThAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is increasingly recognized as a problem that affects many people of all ages. This book presents the case - both in theory and practice - that art therapy has a unique ability to help those with AD/HD.
The author begins by explaining comprehensively and clearly the diagnostic criteria and existing treatment methods for AD/HD, discussing issues such as the usefulness of medication in dealing with it. She then goes on to describe a range of art therapy approaches, exercises, and techniques which can be used with people with AD/HD. She describes how workshops can be run for children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by AD/HD. She provides a wide range of clinical vignettes and samples of clients' artwork to illustrate her points, and also gives particular attention to the practical problems that may arise in working with AD/HD clients. The book as a whole is a strong argument for the usefulness of art therapy in providing positive outcomes when dealing with AD/HD....Continua