Telling without talking : art as a window into the world of multiple personality

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Title: Telling without talking : art as a window into the world of multiple personality
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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 1995
ISBN:
  • 0-393-70196-4
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Examines symptoms, short-term aftereffects, long-term seconday impact, using traumatic stress theory, developmental theory, feminist theory and loss theory. Covers philosophy, goals stages and specific tehniques for therapy.

Review by cascadia@halcyon.com
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Illustrated with over 180 drawings, paintings and collages by people with dissociative identity disorder, Telling without Talking demonstrates how trauma survivors create art to externalize their unspoken rage and grief. Cohen and Cox, registered art therapists, divide dissociative patients' artwork into ten different categories and examine the components of each one -- number of elements, arrangement, special effects, color, etc. -- a method that will help viewers comprehend the many levels of meaning in these pictorial communications. Telling without Talking is a unique and important addition to the field of MPD literature, and an indispensable work for any art therapist, from beginning student to experienced practitioner.

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