Focusing Oriented Art Therapy

Author: Laury Rappaport
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428524
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
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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
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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
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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, Mobi
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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.

Ein Prozess Modell

Author: Eugene Gendlin
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3495817042
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In diesem Werk wird eine Kontinuität unterschiedlicher Lebensformen gedacht und somit eine klassische pragmatistische Idee in äußerst origineller Form weiterentwickelt. Gendlin entfaltet darin ein nicht-duales Verständnis von Körper, Gefühl und Sprache, vom komplexen Reichtum des Erlebens und dem kreativen Spielraum seiner Artikulierbarkeit. In acht Kapiteln entwickelt der Autor entlang den Charakteristiken der Körper-Umwelt-Interaktion die Komplexität eines Verhaltensraums, aus dem ein noch komplexerer symbolischer Raum entsteht. Dabei manifestiert sich ein explikatives Methodenverständnis, das den 'beschreibenden Standpunkt' verlässt und damit auch ein tradiertes Verständnis von innen und außen, von subjektiv und objektiv. Der kreative Prozess schafft sich auf diese Weise seine eigene Sprache. "Ein Prozess-Modell" öffnet neue Perspektiven hinsichtlich des philosophischen und kognitionswissenschaftlichen Problems der Körper-Geist-Spaltung. Es ist zudem ein sprachphilosophischer Grundlagentext, der verständlich macht, wieso Sprechen über Erfahrung diese verändern kann. Zugleich ist dies ein Text, der den Lesenden über die Möglichkeiten menschlichen Erlebens und Sprechens staunen lässt.

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, Docs
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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.