Imagery in Verbal Therapy and Art Therapy

  • Vija Bergs Lusebrink
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


Imagery and expression in visual media have common components. Most obvious is the image itself, experienced internally, expressed verbally, or constructed and represented through the media. In any case, the images carry a meaning and also have an emotional value. The process of forming the images and the structures supporting them is similar to experiencing inner images and visual perception. Internal imagery is made accessible to consciousness through the same motoric, sensory, and visual perceptual systems as external perceptions. Internal perception can interfere with and thus is presumed to use the same channels of processing information as external perception (Sheehan, 1972).


Creative Process Visual Medium Creative Product Visual Expression Graphic Expression 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vija Bergs Lusebrink
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  1. 1.University of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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