Which therapeutic relationship?

An interactive drawing therapy perspective

  • Russell Withers
Keywords: Interactive Drawing Therapy, imagery, unconscious, therapeutic process, therapeutic relationship

Abstract

This article briefly considers the range of therapeutic relationships in Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT); overviews the practice of IDT; presents a short cameo of using IDT with a young client; and discusses how both intrapsychic relationships and intersubjective relationships (when configured in drawings) can be seen to change as different “levels” of client work are reached and different “stages” of therapeutic progress are achieved, which raises the question: “Which therapeutic relationship is most pertinent to the work at hand?”

Whakarāpopoto

He whakaarohanga paku tā tēnei tuhinga ki te huānga whanaungātanga haumanu mai i te Kōmitimiti Haumanu Toituhi (KHT); wānanga i te whakawaia KHT; whakatakoto hoahoa poto mahitahi i te KHT me te kiritaki taiohi; ā, ka matapakia ka pēhea ngā whanaungatanga ā-wairua, ā-marau (inā waituhia) te kitea o te rerekētanga tae ana ki ia “koeke” o te mahi a te kiritaki ka noho rerekē te koeke paetae haumanu kauneke tūāoma, ka puta ake nei te kurupounamu: “Ko tēhea whanaunga haumanu te mea tino hāngai ki ngā mahi nei?”

Published
2013-09-30
How to Cite
Withers, R. (2013). Which therapeutic relationship? An interactive drawing therapy perspective. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 17(1), 73-87. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2013.06
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Articles