Two noted pioneers in art therapy, Dr. Judith Rubin and Edith Kramer, provide an art therapy session for the same child, a 10-year-old girl in the outpatient clinic of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The two therapists, both trained and grounded in psychoanalytic theory, demonstrate different means of arriving at similar outcomes. Kramer’s art as therapy approach, with a goal of sublimation, is contrasted to Rubin’s playful and interactive style of drawing out the child in associations as to the artwork as well as in dramatic play. Commentary is provided by Dr. Gussie Klorer, author of two books on expressive therapy with children.
Commentary by P. Gussie Klorer, Ph.D., HLM, ATR-BC, LCSW, LCPC
Total Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 23 seconds