Distinguished art therapists have contributed to this wide-ranging collection, which deals sensitively with work with patients who are suffering from terminal illness such as AIDS or cancer, or recovering from traumatic operations. The chapters offer advice on approaches to use with a variety of clients, depending on the objectives.
This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents.
This book explores the ways in which dramatherapy techniques and concepts can be applied to supervision, and looks at how supervisions are conducted within the field of dramatherapy. The contributors offer insights into the relationships between supervisor, supervisee and client, and the dramatic roles that unfold during the supervision process.
The stories and reflections in this book describe powerful encounters between nine music therapists and clients. The stories reveal the passion and integrity of nine music therapists who undergo profound changes as a result of their work. The book provides a lively and informal theoretical foundation, connecting music to our intimate lives.
This book provides valuable insight into the work of professional music therapists in their clinical practice. The contributors discuss work with a diverse range of clients, including those suffering from Alzheimer's, anorexia nervosa, schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorder, anxiety and psychosomatic disorder.
Reflecting on and developing the applications of music therapy, this collection will help establish effective therapy methods in which the creative use of music is employed by skilled and clinically experienced music therapists in a client-oriented interactive process.
Playing and Health
Developing the basic principles of her model of playtherapy, Sue Jennings has written a stimulating book that will provide inspiration for those new to the discipline, whilst providing a fresh and exciting approach for established practitioners. In her book, Jennings argues that creative play is essential for children's health.
The Practical Application of Voice Movement Therapy
Using Voice and Movement in Therapy is a practical and imaginative guide to the way in which physical movement and the expressive use of the voice can facilitate therapy. Paul Newham examines how massage, manipulation and dance, combined with vocal expression, can alleviate certain emotional, psychosomatic and psychological symptoms.
The book is a stimulating and inspiring collection which explores the often contentious themes of race, racism and culture in relation to the experience of art therapy, in a constructive way. Contributors examine the impact of racial perceptions in their own experience, their clients' lives, and on the interaction of therapist and client.
In the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from therapists working in different countries with different approaches, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be.
Medical art therapy is defined as the use of drawings, art expression and imagery with individuals who are physically ill or disabled, or are undergoing aggressive medical treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Children in such situations may find it easier to express their emotions, and their fears, through art than through strictly ...
Drawing on case material from a variety of situations, the book describes current research on medical art therapy with children, and practical approaches to using art activities with them. The writers examine art therapy with young patients suffering from burns, cancer, asthma, arthritis, eating disorders and HIV/AIDS.
Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives
This book provides an arts-based approach to theories and practices of expressive arts therapy. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging views which emphasise the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health development.
Professionals engaged in art therapy discuss aspects of practice which are affected by an environment of increasing cultural diversity. Some contributions examine problems faced by members of ethnic minorities who are caught between assertion of their cultural identities and assimilation into a different social milieu.
Group Psychotherapy as Experimental Theatre
This is a comprehensive work which stems from the author's knowledge and experience of psychology, the theatre and psychodrama. It includes discussion of the theory behind psychodrama as well as the methods used in its practice; Roine writes of technical concepts in an accessible style, giving examples from her work in America and Norway.
Music, Meaning and Relationship
By drawing extensively from current literature on music and developmental psychology, music therapy, psychotherapy and music theory, this book encourages music therapists not to compromise the musical process at the heart of their practice, but to use these with authority - the authority that this book seeks to provide.
Art and the Development of the Person
Art Therapy - The Person-Centred Way is an enlarged edition of the first book published on person-centred art therapy, and includes many more exercises and ideas. It demonstrates that by bringing the person-centred facilitative approach to images expressed in art form, healing and growth can occur at every level of development.
Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child.
This study examines the underlying theatrical underpinning of dramatherapy, which is firmly based on an understanding of processes which are fundamentally theatrical. It approaches the subject systematically, arguing that the hidden psychological mechanisms which make theatre work are the same as those which operate in dramatherapy.
The Sesame Approach
This is the first detailed account of the Sesame Method, which was created by Marian Lindkvist 30 years ago, as it has evolved and been handed down experientially. It is now taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama; many of the contributors are current or former teachers at the school, or are Sesame trained therapists working in the field.
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