Time-limited Art Psychotherapy: Developments in Theory and Practice comes at a watershed in the provision of art psychotherapy in public services. The increase in 'payment by results', clinical throughput and evidence-based practice, as well as the changing NHS context means there is an increasing need to provide effective therapeutic treatments within brief time limits where appropriate.

The book brings together the developments in theory and practice in time-limited working strategies emerging in the field. The contributors, all practising therapists, examine the practice of time-limited art therapy with different clients in a range of settings, with a variety of approaches, showing how they react and adapt to the changing face of mental health services.

Time-limited Art Psychotherapy will be essential reading to trainers and trainees in art psychotherapy and other schools of psychotherapy who integrate creative approaches within their practice. It will also form a useful contribution to the continuing professional development for a range of psychological therapists and practitioners of integrated psychotherapies such as CAT and mentalisation based therapies amongst others.

Dedication, Acknowledgements. Huet, Foreword. Hughes, Introduction. Springham, Time-Limited Art Psychotherapy: Theory from Practice and Teaching. Wood, Quick Sketches and Snapshots for Brief Art Therapy: As a Time-Limited Approach. Hughes, The Integration of Art Psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy in Practice. Thorne, Portrait of Self and Other. Developing a Mentalisation Focused Approach to Art Therapy Within a Personality Disorder Service. Atkins, Solution Focused Art Psychotherapy in Assessment, Treatment and Review. Doyle, Time-Limited Group Work in an Art Psychotherapy Group. Solomon, Brief, Time-Limited Art Psychotherapy with Imagery and Cognitive Restructuring, Research and Practice. Grandison, Rothwell-Johns, Notes on Service Design for Art Psychotherapists Working in Time-Limited Group Programmes on Inpatient Mental Health Wards. Liebmann, Time-Limited Art Psychotherapy in a Community Mental Health Team: Individual Work. Liebmann, Francis, Time-Limited Group Work in a Community Mental Health Team: A Short-Term Art Psychotherapy Group for Asian Women.