Art Therapy Case Studies – Volume 1

$9.00 AUD

This purchase is for a digital download provided in pdf format. Includes 25 different case studies in digital download format only.

  • Format: Digital download. Pdf.
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 99 pages including cover



This purchase is for a digital download provided in pdf format. Includes 25 different case studies in digital download format only.

  • Format: Digital download
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 99 pages including cover



This guidebook is a collection of published case studies on our website blog. All of this content is currently free to read as individual blog posts under the Case Studies category here: CASE STUDY BLOG POSTS

Additionally, we also provide free downloads of the case studies when you sign up to our mailing list, HOWEVER, the free downloads are an abridged version of the website blog post. In most cases, the free download is 1-2 pages in length, whereas the full case study is typically 4-5 pages in length. This guidebook contains the full version.

What is the difference between the full case study and the free download? The free download contains the art therapy exercise only whereas the full version contains background information about the relevant psychological topic as well.

For your convenience, this guidebook is available for purchase as a downloadable resource that you can access anytime without needing to visit our website. You can also print your download to use as a physical copy.



This guidebook contains 25 Case Studies. NOTE: For more case studies, check out Volume 2 here:

The case studies contain specific information about an individual client that forms the basis of the art intervention used. Many psychological issues are dynamic and therefore a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to each issue is not possible, however, these case studies will provide you with insight into the interaction between the client and the art therapist for a specific issue.

As these case studies represent a snapshot of the client’s progress in treatment. The exercises could be used as described, or as a guide for new and original tasks developed by the Art Therapist. Responsibility for treatment resides with the individual therapist who understands their client’s specific needs. The art therapy exercise should not be viewed as a pre-defined directive on how to treat a client that presents with a specific range of problems.


Case Studies are an excellent way to build a database of knowledge to draw upon when working with your client.

  • REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES – Case studies provide real-world examples of how art therapy has been used to address specific mental health issues in clients. Therapists can gain insight into the art therapy process, and better understand how it can be used to help clients.
  • LEARNING TOOL – Case studies can be a powerful tool for learning. By analyzing and reflecting on each case study, art therapists can gain a deeper understanding of the art therapy process, and develop new skills and techniques that they can use with clients.
  • INSPIRATION – Case studies can also be a source of inspiration and creativity. By seeing how other therapists have used art therapy in innovative ways to address specific challenges, art therapists can be inspired to try new approaches with clients.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – By studying case studies, you can enhance your professional development as an art therapist. This can help improve your practice and care for your clients.

Below is a list of the case studies that are contained in this guidebook: (*relates to case studies involving a child)

1. Case Study: Abandonment
2. Case Study: Abuse
3. Case Study: ADHD*
4. Case Study: Adoption*
5. Case Study: Alcohol Addiction
6. Case Study: Anger
7. Case Study: Anorexia*
8. Case Study: Anxiety (GAD)
9. Case Study: Bipolar Disorder
10. Case Study: Body Image Issues*
11. Case Study: Borderline Personality Disorder
12. Case Study: Bulimia*
13. Case Study: Bullying*
14. Case Study: Chronic Illness
15. Case Study: Codependency
16. Case Study: Compulsive Spending
17. Case Study: Creative Block
18. Case Study: Depression
19. Case Study: Dissociation
20. Case Study: Divorce
21. Case Study: Emotional Abuse
22. Case Study: Emotional Overwhelm
23. Case Study: Fatigue
24. Case Study: Fear
25. Case Study: Fertility


The case studies are listed alphabetically. The case studies cover a range of mental health and psychological issues within the human experience.

Majority of the case studies relate to adult client work, however, we have identified the case studies that refer to working with children. Some case studies that are adult-focused can be expanded to use with children with guidance from the art therapist.

This guidebook contains all case studies in one singular document that you can use offline with all content contained in one central document.

The structure of each case study follows the following format:

  • Background about the psychological issue
  • About the Client
  • Art Therapy Exercise
  • Client Insight and Outcomes
  • Art Therapy Exercise Artwork

NOTE: For purchases within Australia, this product is subject to 10% GST which is included in the listed price. 

For international purchases outside of Australia, this product is NOT subject to any tax. 


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