Counselling, Psychology & Psychiatry
Masks of the Soul
Based on more than ten years of research and practice of art therapy and dramatherapy in training, clinical practice and theory, this book is the first to explore the relationship and differences between these two disciplines. It shows how images such as the body, doors, bridges, journeys and masks can be used effectively in therapy.
A World of Difference
Chesner's book explores dramatherapy as perhaps the most wide-ranging of all art forms, incorporating as it does elements of music, movement, design, story and performance, and addresses the value of action-based therapy methods with people with learning difficulties.
Compromise with Chaos: The Therapist's Response to the Individual and the Group
'Outstanding. There is authenticity and honesty in Dr Cox's message.'- American Journal of Psychiatry'Rich and thought provoking. A stimulating reflection for those of us who are aware of the unwithering need of organising and structuring again and again our creative doubts. A book highly recommended.'- Group Analysis'It is a real work of ...
Using music as a medium for communication and development between teacher and pupil, rather than as a subject to be learned, this book responds to the problems of presenting music to children with special needs. It provides a simple and accessible programme of work, allowing the teacher to choose from an array of different lessons.
Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients
Music for Life is the first survey in book form of Creative Music Therapy with adult clients. Central to the book is the idea that music therapy derives its uniqueness from music's base as a non-verbal art form. The accompanying CD allows the reader the opportunity to listen to excerpts from case studies described in the book.
Phenomenology of Therapeutic Art Expression
The author presents a varied menu of ideas and experiences in many areas - in research, in diagnosis, and in psychotherapy, each using art media with patients of all ages. She integrates art, phenomenology and gestalt psychology, describing specific techniques and findings. The book is for art therapists and advanced students.
How Two Young Women with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities Achieved Their Own Home
This book is based on the conviction that people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities have the right to an independent and meaningful lifestyle. Written by the parents of two young women with disabilities, it follows the attempts to help them achieve their dream of a home of their own, supported by twenty-four hour care.
Fiction and Poetry for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
This book offers itself as a guide both to the wealth of reading texts available for use in counselling, and to ways of reading that extend the reader-listener's engagement with fiction and poetry. Ben Knights argues that reflective reading requires us to work at both analytical and empathic levels.
Understanding and Treatment
Bringing together a number of pioneering thinkers and workers ni the field of psychosis, this book provides an interrogation of 'official theories' surrounding schizophrenia and examines the range of ways in which psychosis can be thought about and worked with.The first part of the book, which deals with the meaning of psychosis, presents ...
Written by the directors of the world's major training programmes in dramatherapy, this book presents their approach to and theory of brief dramatherapy, which is offered in treatment settings for acute or chronic in-patient populations and out-patient or community health settings with a maintenance, rehabilitation or personal development purpose.
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