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1.Introduction 2.Taming the Passions: Moral Contagion, the Curative and Transformative Power of the Arts in Moral Treatment. 3.Mad, Bad and Degenerate: Art Therapy, Degeneration, Psychoanalysis and "the Psychopathological School". 4.Casting Off the Shackles of the Intellect: Is Modern Art Mad Art? 5.In the Moral Tradition. 6.Adrian Hill and the Development of Art Therapy Within Sanatoria. 7.Pioneers of Art Therapy: Research at Maudsley and Netherne Hospitals. 8.Pioneers of Art Therapy: The Development of Art Therapy Within Psychiatry and Related Settings. 9.Withymead: Britain's First Therapeutic Community Dedicated to Art Therapy. 10.Branch Street and Other Projects. 11.The Historical Roots Revisited. A Conclusion. Bibliography.

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An entertaining and authoritative history of art therapy, including attitudes and uses

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Susan Hogan taught twentieth-century art history and theory at the University of New South Wales and the National Art School, Sydney. She served as Vice-President of the Australian National Art Therapy Association. She is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby's School of Health and Community Studies.


'Fascinating in itself, it belongs in the history of ideas, and the history of medicine.' -Professor Mary Douglas (Cultural Theorist and Anthropologist) 'Her work is a rich tapestry weaving together elements of medical and psychiatric history, art history, as well as contributing to the history of psychoanalysis and its reception in therapy emerges as the site where these hugely influential cultural discoursers are knitted together.' -David Lomas (Art Historian)

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