Focusing Oriented Art Therapy

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428524
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Focusing provides an effective way of listening to the innate wisdom of the body, while art therapy harnesses and activates creative intelligence. Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy: Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence is a ground-breaking book integrating renowned psychologist Eugene Gendlin's Focusing with art therapy. This new, Focusing-based approach to art therapy helps clients to befriend their inner experience, access healing imagery from the body's felt sense to express in art, and carry forward implicit steps that lead toward change. Written for readers to be able to learn the application of this innovative approach, the book provides in-depth examples and descriptions of how to adapt Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to a wide variety of clinical populations including individuals and groups with severe psychiatric illness, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and more, as well as applications to private practice, illness and wellness, spirituality, and self-care. Integrating theory, clinical practice, and numerous guided exercises, this accessible book will enhance clinical sensitivity and skill, while adding resources for bringing creativity into practice. It will be of interest to art therapists, Focusing therapists, psychologists, counselors and social workers, as well as trainers and students.

Approaches to Art Therapy

Author: Judith Aron Rubin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317505735
Format: PDF, Docs
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The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter, the field's most eminent scholars provide a definition of and orientation to the specific theory or area of emphasis, showing its relevance to art therapy. The third edition includes many new chapters with material on a wide variety of topics including contemplative approaches, DBT, neuroscience, and mentalization while also retaining important and timeless contributions from the pioneers of art therapy. Clinical case examples and over 100 illustrations of patient artwork vividly demonstrate the techniques in practice. Approaches to Art Therapy, 3rd edition, is an essential resource in the assembly of any clinician's theoretical and technical toolbox, and in the formulation of each individual's own approach to art therapy.

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Combining the Creative Therapies with Technology

Author: Stephanie L. Brooke
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398091803
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this age of technology, we see computers used in every aspect of medicine. Psychology, and more precisely art therapy, now integrate technology into their system. This new publication, edited by Dr. Stephanie Brooke, examines how creative therapists use technology as part of their everyday practice. The collection of chapters is written by renowned, well-credentialed, and professional creative art therapists in the areas of art, play, music, dance/movement, and drama. These therapists have used technology to treat patients suffering from dementia, depression, and learning disabilities. Combining digital and musical gco-creative tangiblesh in everyday settings benefit families with children and adolescents with physical and mental needs. The reader is provided with a snapshot of how these various creative art therapies effectively use and incorporate technology to promote growth and healing for their clients. In addition, some of the chapters are illustrated with photographs of clientfs artwork, tables and graphs. This informative book will be of special interest to educators, students, and therapists, as well as people working with families and children in need of counseling and clinical support.

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Author: Mimi Farrelly-Hansen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029521
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations.

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Paolo J. Knill
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100393
Format: PDF
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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.

The Use of Art in Counselling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Author: Maralynn M. Hagood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781853022289
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on clinical work, this book presents a discussion on the use of art in counselling sexually abused children,their families and sex offenders. Current theoretical models such as the "trauma model" have been effective in therapy. The author's clinical experience will provide valuable insight to therapists using art therapy techniques.

Artful Therapy

Author: Judith Aron Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471720127
Format: PDF
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Use the therapeutic potential of art to make progress in your practice Artful Therapy shows you how to use art to make a difference in therapy. Using visual imagery and art creation, you can help people with medical problems understand how they feel about their illness; victims of abuse "tell without talking"; and substance abuse and eating disorder clients tap into unresolved issues. These are just a few examples of how the power of art can improve your practice. Ideal for mental health professionals and allied workers with little or no art background, this accessible and proven guide takes you through the techniques of using art and visual imagery, and shows you how they can benefit clients of varying ages and abilities. With the art therapy tools provided, you can open potentially groundbreaking new dialogues with your clients. Author Judith Aron Rubin draws on more than forty years experience as an art therapist to help you maximize the value of art as a therapeutic tool, in both the mental health disciplines, such as psychology and social work, and related specialties. An accompanying DVD contains models for practitioners, showing art therapy being used in actual clinical practice. The DVD clearly models: * Initiating the art-making process * Using art in assessment * Using mental imagery, with or without art * Implementing other art forms--such as drama and music--in therapy * Using art with a variety of client types, including children, families, and groups * Assigning art as "homework" Whether or not you have used art therapy with your clients or are thinking about integrating art therapy in your practice, making the most of art in the clinical setting begins with Artful Therapy.

Minstrels of Soul

Author: Paolo Knill
Publisher: EGS Press
ISBN: 9780968533031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.