Healing Through Art: Ritualized Space and Cree Identity explores the healing power of art therapy in this cross-disciplinary work by a professional art therapist and professor of anthropology at McGill University. Nadia Ferrara presents the results of her art therapy work with Cree communities in Northern Quebec. She has worked since 1989 with approximately 1000 Cree individuals using art therapy. This book is based on her doctoral dissertation which was a comprehensive analysis of her patients' experiences in art therapy. She recounts her initial fumbling encounters and moves on to describe her patients' responses to art therapy. She examines and describes her understanding of the Cree self, Cree styles of communication, the elements of Cree mythopoetic thought, and art therapy as a form of ritual activity. Included in the book are several pieces of art created by Cree patients during therapy as well as the Cree voices of patients and informants that allow readers to gain an understanding of everyday Cree reality. This combination of anthropology and psychotherapy makes a significant contribution to the understanding of the psychology of self.