ABSTRACT

In one of the first issues of the Bulletin of Art Therapy, when the field had only recently been born and named, editor Elinor Ulman (Figure 2.1) wrote about how hard it was to classify this new discipline, with its roots and branches in so many areas. Ulman concluded simply and clearly that art therapy needed to be true to both art and therapy. She defined therapy as “procedures designed to assist favorable changes in personality or in living that will outlast the session itself.” And she defined art as “a means to discover both the self and the world, and to establish a relation between the two.”1 She also called art “the meeting ground of the inner and outer world.”2 Her statement on their relationship was clear: “the realm of art therapy should be so charted as to accommodate endeavors where neither the term art nor therapy is stretched so far as to have no real meaning.”1