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Art Therapy

  1. Harriet Wadeson

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0080

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Wadeson, H. 2010. Art Therapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–4.

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  1. University of Illinois at Chicago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


“ ‘ I could draw it,’ a dreamer often says to us, ‘but I don't know how to say it.’ ” So said Sigmund Freud (1963, p. 90). Considering that Freud regarded dreams to be “the royal road to the unconscious,” it is surprising that he did not ask his patients to do so.


  • art;
  • art therapy;
  • catharsis;
  • insight;
  • self-expression