Dr Neil Springham, consultant grade art therapist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, UK
This is the book I wished had existed when I started as an art therapist in addictions thirty years ago. A highly experienced practitioner shows how contemporary biopsychosocial-based theory can be grounded in the real-world complexities of practice. I learned new things here and my recommendation is whether you are new or already working in this field, read this book.
Holly Feen-Calligan, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Art Therapy Program, Wayne State University
Rich in content and thoughtfully presented, Art Therapy and Substance Abuse will fast become the go-to book for clinicians, educators and students working with the population. A seasoned clinician and gifted author, Libby Schmanke has succeeded in capturing the art therapy and substance abuse field with her comprehensive, contemporary, inspirational and practical text.
Gaelynn P. Wolf Bordonaro, Ph.D., ATR-BC, Professor and Director, Emporia State University Art Therapy Program and Board of Directors, American Art Therapy Association
A recognized expert in the disciplines of art therapy and substance abuse treatment, Libby Schmanke has delivered a much-needed and beautifully written text introducing art therapy with individuals with substance use problems. Schmanke's thoughtfully presented case studies, collected and analyzed during decades of clinical and academic practice, inform theoretical constructs, clinical applications, and art-based interventions; this book is a must-read for art therapists, related professionals, and graduate students.
Dave Gussak, PhD, ATR-BC, Florida State University, Professor, Art Therapy/Chair, Department of Art Education
Drawing extensively upon substantial literature and her own personal, professional and clinical experiences, Libby Schmanke has provided what I strongly believe will be the quintessential text on art therapy in treating people with alcohol and substance addictions. From theories to assessments to interventions, Schmanke has confirmed the power that art has in treating, supporting and empowering these oft-stigmatized, vulnerable people.