Psychotherapists, counselors, and other health care professionals are increasingly turning to expressive therapies--including art, music, dance/movement, drama, poetry, play, sandtray, and integrative approaches--in their work with clients of all ages. This timely volume offers a comprehensive presentation of these innovative and powerful modalities. Expert contributors present in-depth descriptions of their respective approaches to intervention with children, adults, and groups, giving particular attention to strategies for integrating expressive work with other forms of psychotherapy.
Environmental Expressive Therapies contributes to the emerging phenomenon of eco-arts therapy by highlighting the work that international expressive arts therapists have accomplished to establish a framework for incorporating nature as a partner in creative/expressive arts therapy practices. Each of the contributors explores a particular specialization and outlines the implementation of multi-professional and multi-modal "earth-based" creative/expressive interventions that practitioners can use in their daily work with patients with various clinical needs. Different forms of creative/expressive practices—such as creative writing, play therapy techniques, visual arts, expressive music, dramatic performances, and their combinations with wilderness and animal-assisted therapy—are included in order to maximize the spectrum of treatment options. Environmental Expressive Therapies represents a variety of practical approaches and tools for therapists to use to achieve multiple treatment goals and promote sustainable lifestyles for individuals, families, and communities.
Distinctive in its application as a foundational theory in the field of art therapy, this up-to-date second edition demonstrates how the Expressive Therapies Continuum provides a framework for the organization of assessment information, the formulation of treatment goals, and the planning of art therapy interventions. In addition to the newest research supporting the uses of art in therapy, this volume offers the latest research in media properties and material interaction, the role of neuroscience in art therapy, emotion regulation, and assessment with the Expressive Therapies Continuum. It provides case studies to enliven the information and offers practical suggestions for using art in many and varied therapeutic ways. Through rich clinical detail and numerous case examples, this book’s easy-to-use format and effectiveness in teaching history and application make it an essential reference for practitioners and students alike.
Implementing the Expressive Therapies Continuum aims to explore the use of the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) in the form of specific expressive therapy initiatives intended to be used in both educational and professional settings. Drawing on materials co-developed by Dr. Sandra Graves-Alcorn, co-author and developer of the ETC, as well as tried and tested curriculum by Professor Christa Kagin, this interdisciplinary resource will be of great value to students, teachers, mental health clinicians, as well as other healthcare practitioners interested in utilizing the ETC developmental model. All of this is delivered in a clear and easy to follow presentation designed to engage readers.
Expressive Therapy with Traumatized Children offers students in training and professionals an array of sensitive and creative ways to help even their most challenging patients. Klorer’s rich and highly accessible narrative seamlessly weaves together theory, research, and cases into an invaluable resource.
This text is intended to help social work practitioners move beyond both these often-accepted constructions of sexuality and the range of methods that are available to social workers in their clinical practice. Various themes are apparent throughout each of the chapters in this volume: the range of sexual experience and expression that exists across individuals; a recognition of our society’s responses to expressions of sexuality, including the social, attitudinal, and cultural barriers that inhibit the expression of healthy sexuality and that constrain our approaches to assisting individuals with their recovery from trauma; the need to consistently and painstakingly examine our own assumptions relating to sexuality in order to be more effective with our clients; and the delicate balance that is often required when working with clients around issues of sexuality in the context of institutions, community, and societal structures.
Art and Expressive Therapies Within the Medical Modelexplores how to best collaborate across disciplines as art and expressive therapists continue to become increasingly prevalent within the medical community. This collection of diverse chapters from seasoned practitioners in the field introduces readers to art therapy interventions across a variety of artistic approaches, patient demographics, and medical contexts, while paying special attention to new approaches and innovative techniques. This is a cutting-edge resource that illustrates the current work of practitioners on a national and global level while providing a better understating of the integration of biopsychosocial approaches within art and expressive therapies practice.
The Expressive Therapies Continuum and the Life Enrichment Model
Author: Lisa D. Hinz
Beyond Self-Care for Helping Professionals is an innovative guide to professional self-care focused not just on avoiding the consequences of failing to take care of oneself, but on optimal health and positive psychology. This new volume builds upon the Expressive Therapies Continuum to introduce the Life Enrichment Model, a strengths-based model that encourages mindful participation in a broad array of enriching experiences. By enabling therapists and other Helping Professionals to develop a rich emotional, intellectual, and creative foundation to their lives and clinical practices, this guide sets a new standard for self-care in the helping professions.
A classic book on the use of expressive therapies with uncommunicative elders and the disabled. This poignant guide explores group and individual therapeutic activities that promote creativity, self-expression, communication, and understanding of one’s life. An experienced art therapist relates his insights into the psychosocial dynamics of elders and the disabled and shares his awareness of the sensitivity and understanding required to reach the “unreachable.” Health care workers will find this illustrated volume rich in therapeutic techniques and processes applicable to the care and growth of psychologically and physically disabled or minimally handicapped adults and elders.
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Psychology - Consulting, Therapy, , language: English, abstract: Expressive therapy is also known as the expressive therapies, expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy, is the use of the creative arts as a form of psychotherapy.Expressive therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expressions.All expressive therapists tapping of the imagination, a person can examine the body, feelings, emotions and his or her thought process. Therapist and client move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, and poetry.
Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents is the book so many expressive arts and trauma therapists have been waiting for. Not only does it lay out an organized, thorough framework for applying varied expressive arts modalities, it provides clear directions for the application of these modalities at different phases of treatment. Both beginning and experienced clinicians and students will appreciate the thoughtful analyses of ways for introducing expressive arts to clients, engaging clients with their art, being present to the art that is created, and working within a particular session structure that guides the treatment process. Readers will also receive more specific learning regarding the process of using body-focused and sensory-based language and skills in the process of trauma treatment over time. They’ll pick up more than 60 priceless expressive-arts assessment and treatment interventions that are sure to serve them well for years to come. The appendices features these interventions as photocopiable handouts that will guide the therapist working with youth through each phase of treatment.
This volume makes a tremendous contribution to the field of expressive arts therapy through its presentation of clear and profound theoretical bases to a relatively new profession in the domain of psychotherapy. It applies comprehensive, in-depth psychological knowledge to practical cases which shed light on clinical interventions that reflect the use of art in psychotherapy. The book provides a fruitful and much needed theoretical kaleidoscope to the professional community of expressive arts therapy.
A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of Springfield College in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Author: Daniel J. Fabian
ABSTRACT: Children undergoing long-term hospitalization typically suffer multi-dimensional trauma due to the unpredictable, overwhelming, and threatening nature of the experience (Bsiri-Moghaddam et al., 2011; Chung, 2014; NCTSN, 2012; Obaid, 2015; Rennick et al., 2014). Despite medicine’s recent attempts to transition away from the dominant biomedical illness paradigm, in which primary – and often sole - focus is on the privileged physical/biological dimension, the emotional, environmental, psychological, social, and spiritual factors of wellbeing remain subordinated or implicitly disregarded in healthcare settings (Collins, et al., 2010; Deacon, 2013; Engel, 2012; Mazzotta, 2016; Rohleder, 2012). Omitting or treating these factors as subsidiary increases the risk that long-term hospitalized children will experience acute, non-pathological distress or more severe and chronic psychopathology, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex trauma (prolonged and sustained), as well as anxiety and mood disorders (Chung, 2014; Rennick et al., 2014; Turkel & Pao, 2007). Furthermore, children’s rights, as outlined by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, are commonly overlooked in healthcare settings, adding an additional layer of stress for children undergoing hospitalization (Webb, 2004). Gaining recognition in the literature as an effectual model for promoting and enhancing the multidimensional wellness of children, while fostering their rights, is expressive therapy (Malchiodi, 2012). The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of expressive therapy on improving the holistic wellbeing of long-term hospitalized school-aged children facing the stressors of hospitalization. Specifically, this study is guided by the theoretical insights from critical feminism, borrowing heavily from U.S. third world feminism and Sandoval’s theory of differential consciousness (Sandoval, 2000), to explore and raise awareness of how age inequality reinforced by implicit and explicit childism (prejudice and discrimination against children) adversely affect hospitalized children’s wellbeing and essential rights. Hermeneutic phenomenology was adopted as the guiding methodology to gain a deeper understanding of the phenomenon at hand through an interpretation of the hospitalized children’s texts. Participant observation and semi-structured interviews were the primary data sources to answer the following questions: a) How does expressive therapy impact the holistic well-being of long-term hospitalized school-aged children? b) Does expressive therapy improve the holistic well-being of long-term hospitalized school-aged children? If so, how? c) Does expressive therapy empower long-term hospitalized school-aged children to use their voices? If so, how? d) What expressive therapy forms/activities most engage long-term hospitalized school-aged children? e) What aspects of expressive therapy are less helpful to long-term hospitalized school-aged children? The findings of the study reveal the degree to which there is a need for the implementation of more integrated health and illness interventions, focused on combating and preventing the traumatic effects of long-term care hospitalization and promoting children’s rights, into pediatric healthcare settings. Furthermore, the findings help to inform adults, particularly healthcare professionals, that childism and its oppressive effects on children are pervasive and unrecognized in our society (UNICEF The State of the World’s Children, 2016; Gold, 2012; Mintz, 2012; Young-Bruehl, 2012; Webb, 2004) and ultimately needs to be eliminated via social justice platforms and practices.
This book combines theory, research and activities to produce practical suggestions for enhancing client participation in the therapy process. It surveys the literature on art therapy; somatic approaches; emotion-activating models; use of music, writing and dreamwork; and the implications of the new findings in neuroscience.
This book provides helpful recommendations and guidelines for expressive arts therapists and educators who work in school settings as therapists, supervisors, supervisees, and graduate school expressive arts interns. It has been organized to provide readers with a practical and conceptual framework for school-based art therapies, as well as a detailed supervision model. For expressive arts interns who wish to work within a school setting, reading this guide, preplacement, can assist in their assessment and selection of a site and/or supervisor. Reviewing the guide during placement will help orient interns to a new system, assist them in developing an effective and successful treatment plan for the students, as well as help anticipate how the year might unfold according to the school calendar. This comprehensive book will also serve as an excellent resource guide for anyone interested in advocating and promoting the value of offering expressive arts therapies in school settings.