Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics

Author: Paolo J. Knill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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This book lays the foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills.

Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy

An Expressive Arts Therapy Approach

Author: Ellen G. Levine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Ellen G. Levine draws on her extensive experience in clinical settings to present a series of case studies that demonstrate how art-making and imaginary play can provide a space for children to metabolize their experiences. Each study is followed by an arts-based research discussion of the themes that emerged in the clinical sessions and the basic principles that were followed in the work with the child or family. The model of expressive arts therapy is used to explore the questions that arise from the cases, which range from issues of war trauma, to anger, grief, and the impact of mental illness in the family. This comprehensive guide to the use of play and art in working with children and parents will be of interest to students and practitioners in the fields of expressive arts therapy and psychotherapy, in addition to anyone working with children in disciplines such as psychology, social work and psychiatry.

Therapeutic Voicework

Principles and Practice for the Use of Singing as a Therapy

Author: Paul Newham

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 588

View: 950

Based on Paul Newham's experience as a voice therapist and on his work running a professional training course in the psychotherapeutic use of singing, this text explores both the theory and practice behind the use of voice and singing in expressive arts therapy.

Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

The Arts and Human Suffering

Author: Stephen K. Levine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 266

Stephen K. Levine's new book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. Among the many concerns that the book addresses is the damage done by the tendency to adopt stock methods of understanding and superficial explanations for the depths, complexities, wonders, and exasperations of human experience. The book explores the chaos and fragmentation inherent in both art and human existence and the ways in which memory and imagination can find meaning by acknowledging this chaos and embodying it in appropriate forms. The book builds on the important theories of Stephen K. Levine's previous book, Poiesis: The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. It challenges dominant psychological perspectives on trauma and provides a new framework for arts therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists and social scientists to understand the effectiveness of the arts therapies in responding to human suffering.

Tending the Fire

Studies in Art, Therapy and Creativity

Author: Ellen Levine

Publisher: Egs Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 190

View: 845

Exploring the arts in therapy, this book investigates the concept that creativity is an essential element of psychotherapy. A process of “tending the fire” of the arts in therapy allows play and experimentation to enter the therapeutic space and enlighten the experience for both client and therapist. Through the author's own personal art-making journal, an outlining of the aspects of the theory of creativity in the therapeutic process, and the author's practical application of expressive arts therapy in various clinical settings, this text demonstrates how forms of sensory and artistic expression can help clients arrive at surprising new possibilities in therapy and life.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Author: Harris L. Friedman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 863

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Music Therapy Handbook

Author: Barbara L. Wheeler

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 507

View: 885

Rich with case material, this groundbreaking volume provides a comprehensive overview of music therapy, from basic concepts to emerging clinical approaches. Experts review psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and developmental foundations and describe major techniques, including the Nordoff-Robbins model and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. An expansive section on clinical applications examines music therapy with children and adults, as well as its recognized role in medical settings. Topics include autism spectrum disorder, school interventions, brain injury, and trauma. An authoritative resource for music therapists, the book also shows how music can be used by other mental health and medical professionals. The companion website features audio downloads illustrative of the Nordoff-Robbins model.

Expressive Arts Interventions for School Counselors

Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 350

View: 596

Presents 100+ interventions using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings Expressive arts therapies are a rich resource for use with children and adolescents, who are often unresponsive to traditional talk therapy, and highly useful to school counselors who must overcome cultural, language, and ability barriers that are increasingly present in diverse and multicultural school settings. This is the first book written specifically for school counselors about using creative and expressive arts counseling techniques in school settings. It presents over 100 interventions using art, drama, music, writing, dance, and movement that school counselors can easily incorporate into their practices with individual students and groups, and in classroom settings. These creative interventions, based on the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model framework, support the key student domains of academic, career, and personal/social development. The text also meets the important demand for accountability in school counseling by providing guidelines for evaluating the effectiveness of each intervention. Addressing such issues as emotional expression, social skills development, managing anger/aggression, developing self-esteem, working well with diverse peers, career exploration, and academic skill development, the book is organized by specific types of expressive arts therapies and how they can be used to support different domains in the ASCA model. Each intervention outlines the presenting concerns for which it is most useful, appropriate grade levels, required materials, preparation needed, step-by-step instructions, modifications for special needs students, and an outcome assessment plan. A handy quick reference chart helps readers to quickly locate appropriate interventions for specific concerns. Ideal for the school counselor, social worker, or psychologist who may not have specific training in arts therapies, this book can also help trained arts therapists who will be working in a school setting to select appropriate interventions. Key Features: Presents over 100 creative and expressive arts interventions that can be easily incorporated into school counseling practice Addresses all relevant ASCA National Model domains (academic, career, and personal/social) Provides easy-to-follow preparation and delivery directions and outcome evaluation methods for each intervention Includes modifications for special needs populations Offers a handy quick reference chart matching interventions to appropriate concerns

Working With Immigrant Families

A Practical Guide for Counselors

Author: Adam Zagelbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 920

Working With Immigrant Families examines the theoretical and practice-based issues that must be considered by counseling professionals when performing family therapy with immigrant clients. It provides practitioners with insights into why immigrant families come to the United States, the processes that unfold while they do, and the steps that can be taken to help these families make the most of their experience in their new country.

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Author: Ellen G. Levine

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 255

The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations.