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Author Silver, Rawley A.

Title The Silver drawing test and Draw a story : assessing depression, aggression, and cognitive skills / Rawley Silver.

Published New York : Routledge, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  618.92891653 SILV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 297 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Background -- Ch. 3. Reliability, validity, and depression -- Ch. 4. Aggression and depression -- Ch. 5. Using Draw a Story with clinical and nonclinical populations -- Ch. 6. Why and how the Silver Drawing Test was developed and field tested -- Ch. 7. Administering and scoring the Silver Drawing Test -- Ch. 8. The reliability and validity of the Silver Drawing Test -- Ch. 9. Normative data -- Ch. 10. Using the Silver Drawing Test with clinical and nonclinical populations -- Ch. 11. Use of the Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story by art therapists in the Miami-Dade County public schools in Florida -- Ch. 12. Use of the Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story by practitioners abroad -- Ch. 13. Developmental techniques -- Ch. 14. Discussion and conclusions -- App. A. The Silver Drawing Test of cognition and emotion -- App. B. Draw a Story -- App. C. Stimulus drawing cards.
Summary "Art can be an invaluable means of communication. It can bypass language and impairment and allow for the expression of thoughts or feelings too difficult to communicate with words. In The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story, Rawley Silver draws on her years of experience using therapeutic art with hearing-impaired children, stroke patients, and others with learning disabilities or emotional disturbances. The book's original art assessments use stimulus drawings to elicit responses that provide access to a patient's emotions and attitudes toward themselves and others, while also testing for the ability to solve problems and convey ideas. Offering tools to assess cognitive skills that often escape detection on verbal tests of intelligence or achievement, the book helps in identifying those at risk for violent behavior or masked depression. Thoroughly updated from Silver's earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents. It also addresses important gender and age differences, incorporating new information and updated studies, and it offers an in-depth look at the developmental procedures involved in these art assessments. As education for mental health professionals now includes art therapy more regularly, Silver has provided a resource for assessing emotional and cognitive content."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Psychological tests for children.
Depression in children -- Diagnosis.
Aggressiveness in children -- Diagnosis.
Cognition -- Testing.
ISBN 0415955343 (pb)
9780415955348 (pb)