Deborah CluffShame and the Making or Art

Book Title: Shame and the Making of Art
Publisher: Routledge
Year Published: 2017
Pacifica Program: Depth Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Shame and the Making of Art

Shame remains at the core of much psychological distress and can eventuate as physical symptoms, yet experiential approaches to healing shame are sparse. Links between shame and art making have been felt, intuited, and examined, but have not been sufficiently documented by depth psychologists. Shame and the Making of Art addresses this lacuna by surveying depth psychological conceptions of shame, art, and the role of creativity in healing, contemporary and historical shame ideologies, as well as recent psychobiological studies on shame.

About Deborah Cluff

Dr. Deborah Cluff is steeped in Depth and Clinical Psychology, MindBody Healing Arts, and Creativity Coaching. She is an active presenter, writer, and independent researcher with special interests in creative expression, neuroscience, self-harm, shame, and social psychology. She works in private practice in her Southern California office and remotely with clients all over the world.

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