Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

Author: Sally Atkins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008110
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Nature Based Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Sally Atkins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503800
Format: PDF
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Responding to the increased interest in the integration of expressive arts and ecotherapy, this book presents a nature based approach to expressive arts work. It provides an overview of the two fields, emphasizing how they can enrich and learn from each other, and highlights attitudes and practices in expressive arts that are particularly relevant to working with nature. This includes cultivating an aesthetic response to the earth, the relationship between beauty and sustainability, and lessons about art and nature from indigenous cultures. Four suggested structures for a nature based expressive arts activity - including writing, body, and ritual centered - are provided in the appendices.

New Developments in Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Stephen K. Levine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505323
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Art in Action

Author: Ellen Levine
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857002708
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 for Traumatized Children and Adolescents

Author: Carmen Richardson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317814940
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Expressive Arts Therapy for Traumatized Children and Adolescents is the book so many expressive arts and trauma therapists have been waiting for. Not only does it lay out an organized, thorough framework for applying varied expressive arts modalities, it provides clear directions for the application of these modalities at different phases of treatment. Both beginning and experienced clinicians and students will appreciate the thoughtful analyses of ways for introducing expressive arts to clients, engaging clients with their art, being present to the art that is created, and working within a particular session structure that guides the treatment process. Readers will also receive more specific learning regarding the process of using body-focused and sensory-based language and skills in the process of trauma treatment over time. They’ll pick up more than 60 priceless expressive-arts assessment and treatment interventions that are sure to serve them well for years to come. The appendices features these interventions as photocopiable handouts that will guide the therapist working with youth through each phase of treatment.

Integrating the Expressive Arts Into Counseling Practice Second Edition

Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826177026
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"When I used it, I felt it was a very valuable resource, linking work with the arts to the theoretical foundations of counseling."--Sally S. Atkins, EdD Professor Emerita Founding Director of Expressive Arts, Appalachian State "They [Students] like the activities since it helps them learn more about the counseling theory which was discussed in the Theories of Counseling class. It provides more application. Some activities are pretty detailed and class time does not allow for much practice. But, we discuss how this could be used in therapy sessions/groups... [The book] is short and very pointed in its information and use. We like it!"--Judy A. Schmidt, EdD, CRC, LPCA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Expanded and revised to reflect a broader understanding of the complementary approach to therapeutic treatment, this is the only text to integrate expressive arts counseling techniques with major theories of counseling and psychology. Substantial changes to the second edition include new chapters that address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling, along with a greater emphasis on cultural and diversity considerations throughout. The book is updated with over 30 new interventions including animal-assisted and videographic interventions, and new information about the neuroscientific foundations of expressive arts therapies. Updated references in each chapter, and a suite of Instructor’s Materials also add to value of the second edition. The text integrates expressive arts therapies with 12 commonly used treatment modalities. Each chapter reviews a particular theory and describes how expressive and creative techniques can support and be easily integrated within that orientation. Over 90 field-tested, step-by-step interventions—created by leading practitioners—offer students and clinicians techniques that can be put to use immediately. New to the Second Edition: New chapters address Neuroscience and Counseling, Trauma-Informed Counseling, Animal-Assisted Therapy, Mindfulness and Counseling, and Family Counseling and the Expressive Arts. Cultural and diversity considerations in each chapter. Updated with new references. Over 30 new interventions including videography. Instructor’s materials. Key Features: Integrates expressive arts counseling techniques with 12 major theories of counseling and psychology. Presents over 90 expressive art interventions in easy, step-by-step format. Includes art, writing, bibliotherapy, drama, music, movement, dance, puppetry, and sand play. Discusses appropriate populations, settings, and diagnoses for each intervention. Includes interventions that can be put to use immediately.

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.

Art Heals

Author: Shaun McNiff
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834827295
Format: PDF, Docs
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The field of art therapy is discovering that artistic expression can be a powerful means of personal transformation and emotional and spiritual healing. In this book, Shaun McNiff, a leader in expressive arts therapy for more than three decades, reflects on a wide spectrum of activities aimed at reviving art's traditional healing function. In chapters ranging from "Liberating Creativity" and "The Practice of Creativity in the Workplace" to "From Shamanism to Art Therapy," he illuminates some of the most progressive views in the rapidly expanding field of art therapy: • The "practice of imagination" as a powerful force for transformation • A challenge to literal-minded psychological interpretations of artworks ("black colors indicate depression") and the principle that even disturbing images have inherent healing properties • The role of the therapist in promoting an environment conducive to free expression and therapeutic energies • The healing effects of group work, with people creating alongside one another and interacting in the studio • "Total expression," combining arts such as movement, storytelling, and drumming with painting and drawing

Sourcebook in Expressive Arts Therapy

Author: Sally S. Atkins
Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781933251370
Format: PDF, Docs
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"This book introduces ways of using the expressive arts in counseling and psychotherapy. It offers examples of ideas and structures which can be incorporated into practice in a variety of settings, including mental health and social service agencies, schools, organizations, and in the private practice of counseling and psychotherapy"--Provided by publisher.