Using imagery to address physical and psychological trauma.

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In this chapter, the authors presented two interventions within health care settings using art therapy and guided imagery with accident-induced acute stress disorder (ASD). These cases both utilize images and are then compared. The analysis points to the importance of interactive shifts from physical to cognitive interventions that use images in both art therapy and guided imagery. The authors discussed differences between artwork and guided imagery, and their implications in health care with accident survivors. The aim in this chapter is to examine these interventions comparatively, so as to learn more about the use of images in treating patients within health care settings and providing focused interventions to ease their symptoms. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArt therapy and health care
EditorsCathy A. Malchiodi
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherThe Guilford Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781462507160, 9781462507221
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Art Therapy
  • Guided Imagery
  • Intervention
  • Trauma
  • Health Care Services


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