The word "handbook" in the title implies that one can read this book, refer to it, and conduct art therapy. This idea may make many professional art therapists cringe. Art therapy is not as simple as it sometimes appears to be, and one book is not the same as the years of education and supervised experience required of registered art therapists. With that jeremiad out of the way, Handbook of Art Therapy is an accessible and useful resource for any clinician who wants to know more about art therapy or who wants to better understand clients' artwork in treatment or therapy. For those whose interest is stimulated, each chapter has its own list of references, which makes it easier to find resources on specific topics. In addition, Malchiodi has included information about education, supervision, standards of practice, and ethics established by the American Art Therapy Association. This information provides a more complete view of art therapy as a profession.