Clinical and Social Artt-Therapy and Visual Anthropology



Art therapy is considered in the context of the emerging new phenomenon of complex human study, such as visual anthropology. The specific characteristics and goals of visual anthropology as one of the ways to study the human being have been explored. Possibilities of supplementing cultural studies in visual anthropology with its use with therapeutic and preventive, educational and developmental goals related to individuals, groups and communities have been discussed. New research methods related to art therapy and based on the use of arts (arts based research) have been considered. Some avenues to develop visual anthropology in clinical and social art therapy milieu have been presented.

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Keywords: art therapy, anthropology, visual, clinical, social

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kopytin A.I. Clinical and Social Artt-Therapy and Visual Anthropology [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander I. Kopytin, Doctor of Medicine, Professor of the Department of Psychology, St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, Professor of the Department of Psychology and Medical Academy named after. I.I. Mechnikov, Editor of the international journal on art therapy “Healing Art”, chairman of the ROO “Art Therapy Association”, St.Petersburg, Russia



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