Book Review: Hass-Cohen, N & Carr, R (2008) 'Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience'

Frances O’Brien

Abstract


I was excited when this book arrived for me to review. At last, I thought, a book that will increase art therapists clinical credence, scientifically researched evidence to give us knowledge and skills to underpin our understanding. My interest in clinical neuroscience spans many years, and I use this understanding to conceptualise meaning in the sometimes difficult to understand communications that the client/patient brings to the therapy room. On reading, I discover the various chapters give detailed theoretical understanding of brain regions, how neural pathways grow and connect, and how we might use this understanding to help our art therapy patients.

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