Book Review. Art Therapy for Social Justice: Radical Intersections. Edited by Savneet K. Talwar.

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Sally Skaife


This book is a must read for art therapists around the world. Whilst it is born of, and intrinsically related to, its context in the USA, the issues it raises are important for us all. The main message of the book is that art therapy needs to shift its focus away from treatments for individualised pathologies – deficit models, to practices that prioritise radical caring and social justice based on the recognition that social, political and cultural conditions shape our lives and are responsible for mental health problems disproportionately affecting the less advantaged.

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