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Creative Art Therapies - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range RC489 (Creative Art Therapies) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Implementing the expressive therapies continuum : a guide for clinical practice / Sandra Graves-Alcorn and Christa Kagin
    RC 489 A7 G73 2017

    Implementing the Expressive Therapies Continuum aims to explore the use of the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) in the form of specific expressive therapy initiatives intended to be used in both educational and professional settings. Drawing on materials co-developed by Dr. Sandra Graves-Alcorn, co-author and developer of the ETC, as well as tried and tested curriculum by Professor Christa Kagin, this interdisciplinary resource will be of great value to students, teachers, mental health clinicians, as well as other healthcare practitioners interested in utilizing the ETC developmental model. All of this is delivered in a clear and easy to follow presentation designed to engage readers.


  • Essentials of dance movement psychotherapy : international perspectives on theory, research, and practice / edited by Helen Payne
    RC 489 D3 E87 2017eb

  • Classic Morita therapy : consciousness, Zen, justice and trauma / Peg LeVine
    RC 489 M65 L48 2018

    Shoma (Masatake) Morita, M.D. (1874-1938) was a Japanese psychiatrist-professor who developed a unique four stage therapy process. He challenged psychoanalysts who sanctioned an unconscious or unconsciousness (collective or otherwise) that resides inside the mind. Significantly, he advanced a phenomenal connection between existentialism, Zen, Nature and the therapeutic role of serendipity. Morita is a forerunner of eco-psychology and he equalised the strength between human-to-human attachment and human-to-Nature bonds.

    This book chronicles Morita#65533;s theory of "peripheral consciousness", his paradoxical method, his design of a natural therapeutic setting, and his progressive-four stage therapy. It explores how this therapy can be beneficial for clients outside of Japan using, for the first time, non-Japanese case studies. The author#65533;s personal material about training in Japan and subsequent practice of Morita#65533;s ecological and phenomenological therapy in Australia and the United States enhance this book. LeVine#65533;s coining of "cruelty-based trauma" generates a rich discussion on the need for therapy inclusive of ecological settings. As a medical anthropologist, clinical psychologist and genocide scholar, LeVine shows how the four progressive stages are essential to the classic method and the key importance of the first "rest" stage in outcomes for clients who have been embossed by trauma.

    Since cognitive science took hold in the 1970s, complex consciousness theories have lost footing in psychology and medical science. This book reinstates "consciousness" as the dynamic core of Morita therapy. The case material illustrates the use of Morita therapy for clients struggling with the aftermath of trauma and how to live creatively and responsively inside the uncertainty of existence. The never before published archival biographic notes and photos of psychoanalyst Karen Horney, Fritz Perls, Eric Fromm and other renowned scholars who took an interest in Morita in the 1950s and 60s provide a dense historical backdrop.


  • Routledge international handbook of dramatherapy / edited by Sue Jennings and Clive Holmwood
    RC 489 P7 R68 2016

    Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy is the first book of its kind to bring together leading professionals and academics from around the world to discuss their practice from a truly international perspective. Dramatherapy has developed as a profession during the latter half of the twentieth century.  Now, we are beginning to see its universal reach across the globe in a range of different and diverse approaches. From Australia, to Korea to the Middle East and Africa through Europe and into North & South America dramatherapists are developing a range of working practices using the curative power of drama within a therapeutic context to work with diverse and wide ranging populations.

    Using traditional texts in the Indian sub-continent, healing performances in the Cameroon, supporting conflict in Israel and Palestine, through traditional Comedic theatre in Italy, to adolescents in schools and adults with mental ill health, this handbook covers a range of topics that shows the breadth, depth and strength of dramatherapy as a developing and maturing profession. It is divided into four main sections that look at the current international:

    Developments in dramatherapy

    Theoretical approaches

    Specific practice

    New and innovative approaches

    Offering insights on embodiment, shamanism, anthropology and cognitive approaches coupled with a range of creative, theatrical and therapeutic methods, this ground breaking book is the first congruent analysis of the profession. It will appeal to a wide and diverse international community of educators, academics, practitioners, students, training schools and professionals within the arts, arts education and arts therapies communities. Additionally it will be of benefit to teachers and departments in charge of pastoral and social care within schools and colleges.

     

     


  • Psychodrama with children : healing children through their own creativity / Hanna Kende
    RC 489 P7 K46 2017

    In this book, Hanna Kende uses her wealth of experience to explain how psychodrama can allow psychotherapists to fundamentally change their relationships with children presenting with psychosocial, mental, or behavioural problems. Based on Kende's extensive and wide-ranging knowledge, Psychodrama with Children explores the origins and roots of psychodrama, using detailed case studies to show how children can be allowed to find their own healing metaphor through the mobilization of their creativity in inventing and staging symbolic expressions of their difficulties.

    The book draws on a wide array of theorists, in addition to the foundational theorists Moreno and Adler, and emphasizes the importance of creating an approach and a climate of reciprocal tolerance and acceptance, in which the children are able to express what worries them, what causes them pain and what makes them afraid. By letting the child evolve according to their own rhythms and find their own pathways for progress, psychodrama provides the means to rehabilitate and overcome psychosocial symptoms.

    Psychodrama with Children will be of interest to psychodramatists, dramatherapists and child psychotherapists, as well as psychologists, psychiatrists and other child and adolescent mental health professionals.


  • Play in healthcare for adults : using play to promote health and wellbeing across the adult lifespan / edited by Alison Tonkin and Julia Whitaker
    RC 489 R4 P558 2016

    PLAY. We all do it: wordplay, love play, role-play; we play cards, play sport, play the fool, and play around. And that's just the grown-ups! It features in every aspect of our lives, whether we call it by that or another name. We all do it, but why do we do it? What does it mean to play and what, if any, difference does it make to our lives? Most crucially, and central to the theme of this book, is the question, 'Does play have a positive impact on our health and wellbeing, and consequently a role in modern healthcare delivery?'

    The contributors to this book provide a comprehensive overview of how play and play-based activities can be used throughout the adult lifespan to promote health and wellbeing within the context of healthcare service delivery for patients, their families and communities, and for the staff involved in their care. Responding to current global health concerns such as obesity, coronary heart disease, dementia and mental health, the book argues that play and playfulness offer a means of protection, promotion and recovery of positive health and wellbeing. The human tendency for play and playfulness as essential to personal growth and development lie at the heart of the discussion.

    This book will be of interest to all those working in health or social care settings, including nursing, social work and allied health students and professionals and those working within the therapeutic disciplines of art therapy, music therapy, and recreation alliances.


  • Art therapy with military populations : history, innovation, and applications / edited by Paula Howie
    RC 489 A7 A7913 2017

    For decades, art therapy has proved to be a practical treatment for veterans and other military populations suffering from trauma. Art Therapy with Military Populations provides an in-depth overview of both the theoretical and historical bases of art therapy with these groups while also chronicling the latest trends in treatment and the continued expansion of treatment settings. Edited by an art therapist with over 25 years#65533; experience working with the military and including chapters by a variety of seasoned and innovative clinicians, this comprehensive new volume provides professionals with cutting edge knowledge and interventions for working with military service members and their families. Available for download are employment resources for art therapists who would like to work in military settings, a bonus chapter, historical documents on establishing art therapy, a treatment objectives manual, and resources for art therapists.


  • Computational art therapy / by Seong-in Kim, PH.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Industrial Management Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
    RC 489 A7 K485 2017
    This book is concerned with the interdisciplinary studies applying computer technologies to the theory and practice of art therapy. The contents consist of the author's sixteen papers published, twelve patents in Korea, Japan, and the U.S.A., and other relevant materials, all organized in a logical sequence. This book is intended for art therapy courses at upper undergraduate and graduate levels. No prior computer knowledge is assumed. Interpretation of drawings no longer needs to be done manually by the therapists themselves because, as this book argues, computerized systems can perform the steps of evaluation and interpretation. The difficult concept of computer science is explained in a simple and concrete way with illustrations, sample drawings, and case studies. This book explains sta­tistical methods, various functions of a computer, technologies in digital image processing, computer algorithms, methodologies in expert systems, and the Bayesian network. All these elements can be used to improve the practice and theory in the evaluation of art and the interpretation of art. Readers do not need to worry about unfamiliar terms such as digital image, algorithm, expert system, and Bayesian network which appear here. Neither should they be concerned about pixel, cluster, edge, blurring, convex hull, regression, etc., the terms which appear later in the book. These terms will be explained with illustrations and drawings for easy understanding. Computational Art Therapy will not only promote the use of various art therapy tools but also provide a foundation for new methodologies through which art therapy researchers can develop their own methodologies to improve the practice and theory of art therapy. It will be of special interest to those studying art therapy, psychology, psychiatry, art, computer science and applied statistics.Includes C_Creates SoftwareAll the computer systems for art evaluation are visualized as a software package included in this book. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, 8, and 7.

  • Art therapy for psychosis : theory and practice / edited by Katherine Killick
    RC 489 A7 A7694 2017

    Art Therapy for Psychosis presents innovative theoretical and clinical approaches to psychosis that have developed in the work of expert clinicians from around the world. It draws on insights that have emerged from decades of clinical practice to explain why and how specialised forms of art therapy constitute a particularly appropriate psychotherapeutic approach to psychosis.

    The contributors present a diverse range of current theoretical perspectives on the subject, derived from the fields of neuroscience, phenomenology and cognitive analytic theory, as well as from different schools of psychoanalysis. Collectively, they offer insights into the specific potentials of art therapy as a psychotherapeutic approach to psychosis, and describe some of the specialised approaches developed with individuals and with groups over the past 20 years. Throughout the book, the meaning and relevance of art-making as a medium for holding and containing unbearable, unthinkable and unspeakable experiences within the psychotherapeutic setting becomes apparent. Several of the chapters present detailed illustrated case studies which show how making visual images with an appropriately trained art psychotherapist can be a first step on the path into meaningful relatedness.

    This book offers fresh insights into the nature of psychosis, the challenges encountered by clinicians attempting to work psychotherapeutically with people in psychotic states in different settings, and the potentials of art therapy as an effective treatment approach. It will be essential reading for mental health professionals who work with psychosis, including psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and arts therapists, and those in training.

    Full colour versions of the illustrations can be viewed at http://isps.org/index.php/publications/book-series/publication-photos

    Please see p. ix of the book for details of how to access them.

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