An educational and inspirational book that offers practical guidance for art therapists working with transgender and gender-expansive youth and their families. It provides art therapy goals, recommended treatments and coping skills to use with this client group.Each chapter looks at how art therapy can address a different concern or aspect of the experience, such as transitioning, bullying, and recognizing or building a support system. It includes detailed case studies and cutting-edge art therapy interventions, which help young people to express the emotions surrounding the discovery of gender identity, the transition process, and self-care.
About the Author
Kelly Darke, ATR, M.Ed., BFA is an art therapist based in Michigan, USA. She has experience working with gender-expansive children and young people and is the mother of a 17-year-old transgender son. Shannon Scott-Miller, MA, ATR-BC has over 20 years' experience in medical art therapy, including working with gender-expansive youth. She has a transgender daughter, and is based in Ohio, USA.