Graphic Medicine and Drawing Together community member Erin Partridge has recently published a new book, Getting On in the Creative Arts Therapies: A Hands-On Guide to Personal and Professional Development. (ISBN 978 1 78775 263 4)
She says of the text, “I think my book would be a very useful resource for many of the Graphic Medicine folks (and it is illustrated throughout by some comics by a comics artist/art therapy student and some of my own sequential art.”
From the book’s back cover: “What do you really want from your career and how are you going to get it? How do you find the right people and make the right connections along the way? What are the secrets of finding fulfillment in your work? This book helps you to answer these questions – and many more. Written to inspire and motivate you as you progress through your career as a creative arts therapist, it shares diverse stories and experiences spanning different career paths and decisions. The book also tackles common early career challenges including designing services, advocacy and collaborative working, exploring how adverse circumstances can be used as opportunities for growth. With creative and reflective exercises throughout to help you to identify and achieve your goals, this is an indispensable guide for any creative arts therapist who wants to flourish in their career.”
Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC (she/her) is an artist and board-certified registered art therapist. She has extensive experience of teaching and lecturing as well as mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. She is also the author of Art Therapy with Older Adults: Connected and Empowered.