The Psychoportrait: A Technique for Working Creatively in Psychiatric Institutions

  • Giuseppe Sampognaro


Using art therapy to work with a seriously disturbed patient is by now a universally recognized practice, which seems to rest on the romantic stereotype according to which there is a touch of madness in every artist (as the lives of such figures as Caravaggio, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, and others seem to confirm). If the language of art is congenial to those whose control of reality is uncertain, why not use it in the context of therapy?


Artistic Creativity Therapeutic Community Emotional Sharing Relational Competence Social Sharing 
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