DBT Informed Art Therapy

Author: Susan M. Clark
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501034
Format: PDF
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Understand DBT-informed art therapy, and how to apply it to your practice. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treats problems with emotion regulation, and is especially effective in treating chronic self-harming and suicidal behaviors associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. Combining the structure and skill development of DBT with the creativity and non-verbal communication of art therapy can be a significant advantage in treating patients who are resistant to talking therapy. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the growing literature and research on DBT-informed art therapy, drawing upon the work of pioneers in the field to explain different types of DBT-informed art therapy and the 'Three Ms' at its core: Mindfulness, Metaphor and Mastery. It also includes creative visual exercises and activities for developing the skills of core mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and non-judgemental acceptance among clients.

DBT Informed Art Therapy

Author: Susan M. Clark
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ISBN: 9781849057332
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DBT-informed art therapy encourages patients to engage with and retain the three key concepts of mindfulness, metaphorical thinking, and mastery, to better understand and control their emotions. This highly practical resource provides thorough explanations and training for successfully integrating DBT therapy into current art therapy practice.

Raising Self Esteem in Adults

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008218
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Self-esteem is the building block of therapy and wellness and is crucial in overcoming depression and anxiety and in leading a fulfilling, functional life. Filled with hundreds of practical activities to help clients build their self-esteem as they become increasingly mindful and self-aware, this book contains a rich assortment of approaches from art therapy, dialectical behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy. The innovative and established methods examined in the book are based on sound, evidence-based techniques, illustrated with real client experiences, to help therapists gain a greater understanding of how the approaches take effect. This is an essential resource of activities for all art therapists, as well as counsellors, psychologists, other mental health professionals and social workers interested in using art therapy techniques in their work. It is appropriate for use with a wide variety of clients and patients, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Music Activities More for Teaching DBT Skills and Enhancing Any Therapy

Author: Deborah Spiegel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449096603
Format: PDF
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Liven up your teaching and your therapy interventions with music activities and songs. For each activity, the book provides it's therapeutic value, a list of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills reinforced, materials needed, and instructions. No musical background is required to successfully use the activities. The book includes several guided imagery suggestion scripts. Reproducible lyric sheets are provided for the songs; and for those who do have musical background, guitar chords are provided. The original songs in this book are available on a companion CD titled "You'll Make It Through the Rain." Miles Dial, Ph.D., says: "Deborah does a masterful job of integrating DBT Skills and music which makes learning fun and interesting"

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006886
Format: PDF
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This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience. Written by pioneers and leaders in the arts therapies and psychology fields, the book includes 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives: 1) the history and roots of mindfulness in relation to spirituality, psychotherapy and the arts therapies; 2) the role of the expressive arts in cultivating mindful awareness; 3) innovative approaches that add mindfulness to the arts therapies; 4) arts therapies approaches that are inherently mindfulness-based; 5) mindfulness in the training and education of arts therapists; and 6) the neuroscience underlying mindfulness and the arts therapies. Contributors describe their pioneering work with diverse applications: people with cancer, trauma, chronic pain, substance abuse, severe mental illness, clients in private practice, adolescents at camp, training dance and art therapists, and more. This rich resource will inspire and rejuvenate all clinicians and educators.

Art on Trial

Author: David Gussak
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231162502
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Describing an outstanding example of the use of forensic art therapy in a criminal case, David Gussak, contracted by the defence to analyse the evidence in this instance, recounts his findings and presentation in court, as well as the future implications of his work for criminal proceedings.

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Author: Lois J. Carey
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843103869
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Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone.

IDENTITY AND ART THERAPY

Author: Maxine Borowsky Junge
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398087970
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is an attempt to give art therapy identity the front and center position it deserves. Despite efforts toward clarity, there will nevertheless remain many contradictory notions, often paradoxically existing at the same time. This is the nature of identity and of art therapy’s identity. “Art therapy” is neither a form of artist nor a form of therapist, but rather a whole new field – a separate and special profession with core values and attributes of its own that must lead to a special and separate identity. Chapter 1 is the “Introduction” to this book. In Chapter 2, “Images of Identity,” the basic groundwork is laid describing definitions of personal and professional identity and discussion of the concept of “intersectionality.” Chapter 3, “Living in the Real World,” discusses some unique problems faced by art therapists as they strive to achieve personal and professional identity and credibility. Chapter 4, “Essays on Identity by Art Therapists,” contains 22 essays by prominent art therapists who were invited to contribute their ideas. These essays can be considered different “readings” of what identity is in the art therapy field. Chapter 5, “Identity Initiative, Steps Toward a New Definition: An Action Plan,” describes a two-year process, including all segments of the art therapy community, to achieve and promulgate a shared public professional identity. Chapter 6 underscores “Conclusions” to discover some baseline information about identity for students entering graduate art therapy programs. A brief questionnaire was given to three art therapy master’s program directors to conduct this survey with their entering students in the fall 2012. An important and essential discussion of the nuances of identity by the art therapy community is a significant intention of the book. Identity and Art Therapy is primarily written for art therapists–both experienced and novice. It is for people who teach now and for those thinking about entering the field in the future.

The Art Therapist s Guide to Social Media

Author: Gretchen M. Miller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317239245
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The Art Therapist’s Guide to Social Media offers the art therapy community a guide that addresses content related to social media use, its growing influence, and the impact social networking has on the profession and work of art therapists. This book presents a framework of relevant theories, best practices, and examples to explore existing and emerging areas of social networking's power for art therapists as practitioners and artists. Divided into three sections that highlight the themes of connection, community, and creativity, chapters explore timely topics such as the professional use of social media, ethical considerations, potential benefits and challenges, and strategies to embrace the possibilities that social media can create for the field worldwide. Art therapists in training, art therapy educators and supervisors, and practicing art therapists will find content in this text helpful for their learning and professional practice.

Art Therapy and Substance Abuse

Author: Libby Schmanke
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501182
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Art therapy is an effective treatment for individuals with addictions. Working with this unique and often difficult clinical population, however, requires special therapist awareness and knowledge. This handbook provides an in-depth foundation of knowledge for art therapists working with clients with addictions. Drawing on many years' experience working with this population, Libby Schmanke provides valuable insight into this client group and explains how to ensure therapeutic interventions remain personalized and effective, while also meeting program needs. With case vignettes throughout, the book covers everything from common treatment models and how art therapy can be incorporated within them, to the bio-psycho-social aspects of addiction and how to handle a lack of cooperation or resistance to therapy.