The publication ARTS - THERAPIES - COMMUNICATION is designed as two volumes, the first of which is on hand here. It deals with art therapy studies from Great Britain and the non-European countries and the authors are academics and practitioners. A second volume will offer topic-related contributions from other European regions and countries. Under the auspices of the European Consortium for Art Therapies Education (ECArTE) a European art therapy which is concerned with the development of a European-oriented discipline with training and fostering of successors at universities is articulating itself. This is aimed at art therapists, music therapists, drama and dance therapists but also at psychotherapists and clinical psychologists, teachers, sociologists and doctors. With regard to method and theory different directions and psychoanalytical approaches are represented and it also addresses a wide spectrum of clinical and non-clinical contexts and illnesses. In this way diverse interests in art therapy can be satisfied.
Line Kossolapow is Professor at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences.