By Frances Kaplan
Due to the fact that its inception, paintings remedy has relied principally on thought "borrowed" from psychotherapeutic ways. during this provocative and unique e-book on paintings treatment, Frances Kaplan outlines a systematic method of paintings treatment. Kaplan examines the connection among artwork and technological know-how, delineating the function of study and inspiring a spirit of enquiry in paintings treatment. She seems on the most recent clinical advancements, in particular these in biology, evolution, and mind technology, and relates them to theories in regards to the construction and interpretation of paintings. This leads her to teach how paintings therapists would get advantages from studying extra approximately neurology and the actual results of paintings at the mind, and from having the ability to practice this information of their paintings treatment perform. The medical facts provided deals help for an art-based conception of artwork treatment. by means of demonstrating the connection among disciplines that are ordinarily regarded as opposing, Kaplan demanding situations our assumptions approximately paintings remedy and concerns a decision for additional examine and debate.
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He declares that the deductive process of hypothesis testing is the only valid scientific method and indicates that psychoanalysts have failed to establish criteria for refuting psychoanalytic principles – a necessary step for carrying out the deductive process. In short, Popper has argued that the inductive process amounts to a self-fulfilling prophecy and this means psychoanalysis is both untenable and untestable. But before we decide that Popper has sounded the death knell of psychoanalytic theory, we must consider whether he has possibly come to the right conclusion for the wrong reasons.
Rosal 1996; Roth 1987) have done so without the help of a theory of artistic creativity supplied by these approaches. Further, the art produced in the service of these approaches has been largely schematic, a psychoeducational tool used to assist in detecting, developing and practicing specific behaviors and cognitions. Although I would not go so far as to rule this kind of image making non-art (as some have done), I think it is fair to say that it represents only a narrow band of the full spectrum of artistic expression.
In Nature’s Mind (1992), Gazzaniga points out that psychoanalytic theory may have made sense when Freud began formulating his ideas about a hundred years ago, but it does not do so today in the light of current knowledge. He also suggests that one of the reasons psychoanalysis has persisted is because it offers satisfying explanations for seemingly inexplicable behavior – not because there is scientific support. Gazzaniga then holds up some cherished Freudian constructs for scrutiny. Chief among these is the Oedipal conflict.
Art, Science and Art Therapy: Repainting the Picture by Frances Kaplan