The road yields many levels of meaning, and following the guidance in this book one can begin to explore and travel these roads more effectively. The case examples given, in particular, point to the richness of the road drawing directive. The cases support the notion that the image along with the statements of the client, associations of the therapist and client, all combine in a synergistic mix which can add both focus and efficiency to therapy overall.
Joan Phillips, MA, MS, LMFT, LPC, ATR-BC
The unique structure provided by Mr. Hanes' road drawing request is one I'm looking forward to trying out in my practice soon. Even more importantly, though, this modest, little book does as promised in that it provides the reader a taste of how some structure and use of art materials can be used as a tool to reveal and explore important life issues. I appreciated that the author approached interpretations cautiously, with constant reminders that one picture does not tell it all.
Ellen Blackburn, MA, ATR, LMFT
The case studies are very interesting...It's a good manual and I think it should go over well with art therapists and others who use art and projective tests in their work. I supervise a couple of AT/MFCC interns and they both thought the book was great.
Cay Drachnik, MFCC, ATR-BC, HLM
The idea of a road serving as a metaphor for clients "to undergo reparation and change" is exciting.
Myra F. Levick, Ph.D. ATR-BC, HLM
I feel the format is clear and easy to work with. The 16 road drawing case studies offer various levels of interpretation, showing the subtle differences and startling similarities between client drawings. This variation allows the clinician to refer to different case studies at different times. I think the manual will be of assistance and is effectively organized and presented. I've already learned from it. Kudos to Michael Hanes.
Christine Vertein, MA, LPAT, ATR-BC