Chapter 8. One-Off Art Therapy in In-Patient Detoxification

  1. Bill Reading RMN, MA, DipSocSci, DipDypPsych1 and
  2. Martin Weegmann BA(Hons), DipClinPsych, MInstGA2
  1. Linda Vickers

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713549.ch8

Group Psychotherapy and Addiction

Group Psychotherapy and Addiction

How to Cite

Vickers, L. (2004) One-Off Art Therapy in In-Patient Detoxification, in Group Psychotherapy and Addiction (eds B. Reading and M. Weegmann), Whurr Publishers Ltd, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713549.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    East Kent Community Alcohol Service

  2. 2

    Ealing Substance Misuse Service

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861564481

Online ISBN: 9780470713549



  • art therapy;
  • detoxification;
  • client group;
  • alcoholism;
  • addiction


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Client group

  • Psychodynamic approaches within multidisciplinary teams

  • A background to art therapy group work with addictions

  • Therapeutic framework

  • Theories of addictions

  • Brief encounters

  • Visual and verbal communications

  • ‘Ships that pass in the night’

  • Interpretative approach

  • Themes

  • Conclusion