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Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy Author Paolo J. Knill
ISBN-10 1843100398
Release 2005
Pages 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.



Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy Author Stephen K. Levine
ISBN-10 1846420326
Release 2004-10-15
Pages 264
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Challenging traditional therapeutic approaches to the arts in which art is often secondary to a psychological model, Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy provides a coherent theoretical framework for an expressive arts therapy practice that places the process of art-making and the art work itself at the center. This book lays the philosophical 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. Case studies of clinical practice and guidance on supervision and training in intermodal expressive arts therapy complement the theoretical chapters. Combining philosophy, theory and practice, this book is an essential text for students and academics in the field and for practicing expressive and specialized arts therapists.



Art in Action

Art in Action Author Ellen Levine
ISBN-10 9780857002709
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 240
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The field of expressive arts is closely tied to the work of therapeutic change. As well as being beneficial for the individual or small group, expressive arts therapy has the potential for a much wider impact, to inspire social action and bring about social change. The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict, political unrest, poverty or natural disaster 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. Leading expressive arts therapy practitioners give inspiring accounts of their work, from using poetry as a tool in trauma intervention with Iraqi survivors of war and torture, to setting up storytelling workshops to aid the integration of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel. Offering visionary perspectives on the role of the arts in inspiring change at the community or social level, this is essential reading for students and practitioners of creative and expressive arts therapies, as well as psychotherapists, counsellors, artists and others working to effect social change.



Expressive Arts Therapy

Expressive Arts Therapy Author Sally S. Atkins
ISBN-10 1887905685
Release 2002
Pages 171
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Expressive Arts Therapy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Expressive Arts Therapy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Expressive Arts Therapy book for free.



Integrating the Arts in Therapy

Integrating the Arts in Therapy Author Shaun McNiff
ISBN-10 9780398085551
Release 2009
Pages 263
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In 1981, the author first published the groundbreaking, classic text, The Arts and Psychotherapy. This book is a rework of the original text. This new work integrates theory with practice, drawing upon concrete examples and case studies. It details the emergence of a multidisciplinary approach to working with people everywhere and offers glimpses into clinical work with children, adolescents and adults.



New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy

New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy Author Stephen K. Levine
ISBN-10 9781784505325
Release 2017-06-21
Pages 344
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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.



Poiesis

Poiesis Author Stephen K. Levine
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105020835539
Release 1997
Pages 141
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Stephen K. Levine argues that poiesis, the creative act, is also the act by which we affirm our identity and humanity; in exploring this subject he shows the essential affinity of the creative and the therapeutic processes. This book looks at the connections between the expressive arts, such as poetry, and psychology; in doing so, it develops an understanding of the theoretical foundations which connect the arts and psychotherapy. Poiesis considers the context in which modern therapy emerged. It provides a much-needed step in the theoretical underpinning of the expensive therapies.



Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy Author Ellen Levine
ISBN-10 9781846421853
Release 1998-09-01
Pages 280
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Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy provides an arts-based approach to the theory and practice of expressive arts therapy. The book explores the various expressive arts therapy modalities both individually and in relationship to each other. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and of aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging accepted views which place primary emphasis on the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health and development. Part One explores the theory which informs the practice of expressive arts therapy. Part Two relates this theory to the therapeutic application of the expressive arts (including music, art, movement, drama, poetry and voicework) in different contexts, ranging from play therapy with children to trauma work with Bosnian refugees and second-generation Holocaust survivors. Comprehensive in its coverage of the most fundamental aspects of expressive arts therapy, this book is a significant contribution to the field and a useful reference for all practitioners.



Minstrels of Soul

Minstrels of Soul Author Paolo Knill
ISBN-10 0968533035
Release 2004
Pages 182
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Expressive arts therapy is introduced in this exploration of the basic principles and foundations in using the arts in psychotherapy. A discussion of polyaesthetics, crystallization, intermodal theory, and the roles of expression and catharsis provide a theoretical foundation for understanding this creative approach to therapy. Asking the question What happens when a client's art-making is received by the therapist?, the special considerations in the practice of expressive arts therapy are summarized, including relationship as art, play, structure and framing, low-skill and high-sensitivity work, and the phenomenon of the surprising experience that comes when a therapist and client work in a creative space together. This is a fundamental resource for all who consider the use of the arts in therapy.



Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy

Play and Art in Child Psychotherapy Author Ellen Levine
ISBN-10 9780857009197
Release 2014-12-21
Pages 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.



Tending the Fire

Tending the Fire Author Ellen Levine
ISBN-10 0968533027
Release 2003
Pages 190
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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.



Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work Author Sally Atkins
ISBN-10 9780857008114
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 184
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What are the basic attitudes, values, and practices that are essential for effective work with the expressive arts? This book explores the answer to that question. The authors examine in depth the concepts of 'presence' - a way of 'being' - and 'process' - an open and trusting way of working - in the professional helping relationship and in the making of art. They introduce readers to the premise of the 'uniqueness of persons' that underpins these ideas, and look at how to realize them in practice. Diverse experiences are also shared of using the arts in group and individual work in a variety of settings, from team building and education to counseling, psychotherapy and supervision. This book is a comprehensive, foundational guide for all practitioners who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, growth, healing, and change, including expressive arts therapists and students, counsellors, coaches, and other helping professionals. With its clear structure and straight forward style, the book is appropriate also for beginners in these professional fields.



Trauma Tragedy Therapy

Trauma  Tragedy  Therapy Author Stephen K. Levine
ISBN-10 9780857001931
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 208
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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.



Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Mandala Symbolism and Techniques Author Susan I. Buchalter
ISBN-10 9781849058896
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 286
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This book outlines practical exercises for using mandala creation with a variety of client groups, to elicit discussion about issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and goals. Mandala design is presented in a variety of ways, allowing the therapist the flexibility to gear sessions towards clients' specific needs and capabilities.



The Creative Connection

The Creative Connection Author Natalie Rogers
ISBN-10 1898059330
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 262
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The Creative Connection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Creative Connection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Creative Connection book for free.



The Expressive Body in Life Art and Therapy

The Expressive Body in Life  Art  and Therapy Author Daria Halprin
ISBN-10 9781843107378
Release 2003
Pages 248
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Drawing on her extensive experience in expressive arts therapy, Daria Halprin presents a unique approach to healing through movement and art. She describes the body as the container of one's entire life experience and movement as a language that expresses and reveals our deepest struggles and creative potentials. Interweaving artistic and psychological processes, she offers a philosophy and methodology that invites the reader to consider the transformational capacity of the arts. In this essential resource for anyone interested in the integration of psychotherapy and the arts, Halprin also presents case studies and a selection of exercises that she has evolved over her career and practised at the Tamalpa Institute for over twenty-five years.



Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy

Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy Author Mitchell Kossak
ISBN-10 0398081360
Release 2015-02-10
Pages 164
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Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy addresses how the arts can be applied therapeutically for mental, emotional and spiritual health. The therapeutic practices offer expanded ways of being attuned to emotional states and life conditions with individuals, relationships, groups, and communities. Specific topics include: the contexts of attunement in the arts and therapy, tuning in to embodied creative intelligence, attunement and improvisation, rhythm and resonance, and the sense of balance achieved through affective sensory states. Each chapter clearly articulates how to utilize the arts to tune in to self, other, and a larger sacred presence. The poignant stories from the author's 35 years as an artist and therapist allows the reader to experience how the arts have been used throughout history to maintain healthy physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Spontaneity, heightened sensitivity to inner states, deep connectivity to self and other, and an awareness of energetic and embodied shifts in consciousness are explored. This book will be an excellent resource for those interested in learning how to engage with individuals and communities in order to address complex life challenges.