This collection reflects on the theory and application of expressive arts today in therapy, education, research and social and ecological change.
Bringing the understanding of expressive arts into its contemporary theoretical framework, the book reveals the expansion of the field from its initial focus on therapy alone into a diverse range of other areas of interest to therapists, educators, researchers and those interested in working for social and ecological change. The book also contains a selection of discursive writing, poetry and visual art, highlighting the importance of keeping artistic creativity at the heart of the field.
With contributions from pioneering arts therapists, this will be vital reading for arts therapists and students in the field today.
Expressive arts therapy is rapidly emerging as a mainstream approach in psychotherapy and healthcare. This volume vividly illustrates leading-edge expressive arts applications while providing important historical foundations of this field. Readers will be inspired by the authors' wisdom and insights on theory and practice of expressive arts in mental health, education, research and community work.
Ellen and Stephen Levine have given birth to an anthology of breadth and depth, of ideas and revelations. The writers are carefully chosen to open up the boundaries and conversations regarding expressive therapy, a discipline more needed than ever in a broken world in denial of history and in need of direction. The Levines offer a blueprint for repair, a poiesis in itself, something new and playful and powerful.
Ellen G. Levine is Co-Founder and Faculty member of The Create Institute and a Core Faculty member of the European Graduate School, Switzerland.
Stephen K. Levine is Professor Emeritus of Social Science at York University in Toronto, Canada, Vice-Provost and Dean of the Doctoral Program in Expressive Arts Therapy: Education, Consulting and Social Change at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and Co-Director of ISIS Canada.
PREFACE Stephen K. Levine
Stuhl-leben Brigite Wanzenried
The Poietics of Alterity Stephen K. Levine
PART I THEORY
Pasture 6 Shaun McNiff
After Sally Atkins
l. Cultivating Imagination Shaun McNiff
2. The Essence in a Therapeutic Process, an Alternative Experience of Worlding? Paolo J. Knill
3. Longing for Beauty and the Work: An Interview with Paolo Knill Stephen K. Levine
4. Modality: A Phenomenological Concept for Expressive Arts Jacques Stitelmann, Translated by Jackie Beaver
5. The Poietic Basis of Being: Thoughts on Expression and the Other Person Based on the Work of Merleau-Ponty Majken Jacoby
PART II THERAPY
Nutcase Alarm Rowesa Gordon
Practicum on the Eating Disorders Ward: Sonnet 1 Shara Claire
6, The Arts Work: The Process of Intermodal Decentering in Professional Conversations Herbert Eberhart
7. The Question of Quality Art in Expressive Arts Therapy Shaun McNiff
8. A Tango in the Ruins: Encounters with Beauty in a Harm Reduction Environment Sabine Silberberg
9. Stepping into Locked Space: An Algorithmic Dialogue between Choreography and In-Patient Work Rebekah Windmiller
10. The Garden of Praise and Lament: Expressive Arts Group Psychotherapy with Trauma Survivors in Exile Melinda Ashley Meyer DeMott
11. Play, Art and Ritual: Working Therapeutically with Children and their Parents Ellen G. Levine
PART III EDUCATION
Untitled Judy Nisenholt
CHANGE in the AIR Elizabeth McKim
12. Aesthetic Education: Learning through the Arts Stephen K. Levine
13. Aesthetic Responsibility in Expressive Arts: Thoughts on Beauty, Responsibility and the New in the Education of Expressive Arts Professionals Margo Fuchs Knill and Paolo J. Knill
14. Education on the Edge: Acts of Balance Elisabeth Hösli and Peter Wanzenried
15. Art Asylum: Exploring Otherness through Play and Art-Making Ellen G. Levine
16. Artists in Community: The Black Mountain College and the White Mountain Graduate School Sally Atkins
PART IV SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHANGE
Degradation and Preservation Ellen G. Levine
Cedar Fire Fragment Judith Greer Essex
17. Community Art: Communal Art-Making to Build a Sense of Coherence Paolo J. Knill
18. The Pulse of Humanity Carrie MacLeod
19. What Do You Care About? Arts Therapies in Support of Civil Courage in a “World Gone Slightly Mad” Rosemary Faire
20, Why Eco-Philosophy and Expressive Arts? Per Espen Stoknes
2 t. Nature as a Work of Art: Towards a Poietic Ecology Stephen K. Levine
PART V RESEARCH
ROCK, from 4 perspectives (2004) Kelly Lycan
AMONG Elizabeth McKim
22: The Open Space of Art-Based Research Shaun McNiff
23. Crafting Maps, Attuning to Flesh, and Dancing the Radicant: Mobilizing the Expressive Arts and Arts-Based Research to do a Conceptual Translation of “Science as Usual” Kelly Clark/Keefe, Jessica Gilway, and Emily Miller
24. Knowing Not-Knowing: Research as an Art-Analogue Process Sabine Silberberg
25. Playing with Auschwitz: A Liminal Inquiry into Images of Evil Lisa Herman
26. Per-forming Home; Spinning New Scripts for Re-Search
Cold Spell Isabel Hayeur
Two Poems Margo Fuchs Knill
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
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