Raising Self Esteem in Adults

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857008218
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

DBT Informed Art Therapy

Author: Susan M. Clark
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501034
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Integrative Art Therapy and Depression

Author: Vibeke Skov
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784500208
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Laying out a new integrative approach to the treatment of depression, this book looks at the biological, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of clinical art therapy. Skov presents the theoretical foundation for a Jungian approach to art therapy and depression together with its clinical methodology and framework, outlining a procedure for working with people with mild to moderate depression. Integrative art therapy in clinical practice is introduced alongside case studies from the author's research and practice to show how transformative processes operate in the field between the conscious and the unconscious part of the psyche. Finally the author lays out her research methodology and discusses the possible implications of the integrative art therapy approach. This revolutionary approach, which places equal importance on both art therapy and psychology in the treatment of depression, will be a valuable resource for all art therapists and students working with clients and patients who suffer from depression. Psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and other mental health professionals will also find it of interest.

The CBT Art Activity Book

Author: Jennifer Guest
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784501689
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities. The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.

Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Author: Annie Heiderscheit
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857006959
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on the expertise of leading creative arts therapists from around the world, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the role of the creative arts in the treatment of clients with eating disorders (EDs). The book explores how art, dance and movement, drama, music, and poetry therapies have fostered insights, growth, and recovery for patients across ED diagnoses (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and compulsive overeating disorder), and comorbid diagnoses. It illustrates how each creative arts modality is implemented in the ED treatment process and covers a variety of treatment levels (residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient). Each chapter is enriched with case illustrations to provide a greater depth of understanding of how the methods are used in clinical practice. This book is an incomparable overview of the value and diverse uses of the creative arts in the treatment of EDs, and it will be of interest to all arts therapists, psychodrama therapists, family therapists, as well as students of these disciplines.

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857003096
Format: PDF, Docs
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Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older adults with valuable ways in which to express and share their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step exercises for art therapists and other professionals to use in work with older adults, either individually or in groups. The author provides brief, imaginative warm-ups, which encourage participants to become more at ease expressing themselves creatively. She offers ideas for engaging and innovative creative projects across a range of media, including art, music, movement, poetry and creative writing, all of which can be adapted, personalised or combined to meet the particular needs of individual participants. Points to consider when working with this client group are explored, and case study examples, with participants' artwork, are included throughout. Appropriate for use with all relatively able older adults, including those with depression, anxiety or in the early stages of dementia, this will be an invaluable tool for art therapists as well as counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers and carers.

A Practical Art Therapy

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846420040
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It can be difficult to be spontaneous during every art therapy group. It is helpful to have a resource full of creative and inspiring ideas that can be utilized as needed. This broad-ranging collection of projects injects variety into art therapy sessions. A Practical Art Therapy is written in an easy-to-read format that is filled with practical creative experiences for therapists to use with individuals and groups. Chapters cover various media and methods, including murals, collages, sculpture and drawing, making it easily accessible for even the busiest therapist. Susan Buchalter includes practical art projects using everyday objects, and follows them through with a list of materials needed, a procedure plan and aims of the project. The creative exercises draw on situations and ideas that children and adults can relate to - for example, drawing wishes and goals, sculpting their own stress and creating a collage self-portrait. The author suggests ways of expanding art-making activities, such as drawing to music and creating personal logos. This book is suitable for those new to the arts therapies field, practising art therapists, counselors and social workers.

Art Therapy Techniques and Applications

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846429613
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Art Therapy Techniques and Applications contains an original composite of therapeutic goals and evocative ideas that can be used with a wide variety of clients. This book is filled with innovative suggestions and plans that are easily implemented: from brief warm-ups to stretch the imagination, and collage and mask creations to assist the expression of mood, to guidance on combining modalities such as art, metaphors and movement, mindfulness exercises, and using computer programs to enhance art therapy projects. Clear and concise, this is an indispensable reference guide for the therapist who wants to improve focus, develop problem-solving skills, and add creativity to their group work. This book will appeal to art therapists, art therapy students and professors, counselors, and social workers.

250 Brief Creative Practical Art Therapy Techniques

Author: Susan Buchalter
Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media
ISBN: 9781683730958
Format: PDF
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Creative, quick & powerful! When a client walks into the therapy room they don't know what to expect, feeling anxious, unsure and perhaps fearful. Brief, art therapy warm-ups are the perfect way to break the ice and get clients feeling comfortable, less inhibited and motivated to participate in individual or group therapy. These 250 art exercises increase self-esteem, self-awareness and a feeling of success in artistic expression and communication, allowing clients to engage in therapeutic exercises without judgment. Using simple materials like paper, pencils and markers, these techniques can be immediately implemented in your practice. Art techniques based in: Mindfulness CBT Self-Compassion Useful for clients dealing with: Anxiety Stress Low self-esteem Relationship issues Life changes

A Traveler S Guide to Art Therapy Supervision

Author: Monica Carpendale
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 142698992X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The intention of this book is three-fold: to be a supervision handbook for art therapy students; to be a self or peer supervision resource for professional therapists; and to provide a framework for training art therapy supervisors. While the underlying framework is grounded in psychoanalysis and existentialism, the Travelers Guide introduces a hermeneutic phenomenological method which incorporates social constructivism and metaphor theory. The book covers key aspects of supervision: identifying the principles and goals, discusses different models and techniques, explores the state of mind and attitude of the supervisor, focuses on the awareness of culture, reflects on transference and counter transference dynamics, the supervisee supervisor relationship and the challenges that can emerge. Metaphors weave throughout the book. The journey metaphor of engaging in open ended exploration runs through the chapters with ecological and gardening metaphors sprouting at different points. Written as a travelers guide the combination of theory and creative activities are intended to deepen the exploration. The Travelers Guide will be of value for all counselors and therapists, beginners and professionals. It provides the backbone for understanding the process and a rich resource of art based activities for deepening the supervisees engagement.