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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.


  • Non-Representational Theory and the Creative Arts / edited by Candice P. Boyd, Christian Edwardes
    RC489.A72

  • Advances in REBT : theory, practice, research, measurement, prevention and promotion / Michael E. Bernard, Windy Dryden, editors
    RC489.R3

  • Working across modalities in the arts therapies : creative collaborations / edited by Tasha Colbert and Cornelia Bent
    RC 489 A72W67 2018eb

    Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies: Creative Collaborations offers an in-depth insight into cross-modality and transdisciplinary practice in the arts therapies. Including contributions from drama, music, dance movement and art therapists, as well as professionals from related disciplines, it vividly demonstrates how the alchemy of these collaborations produces innovative interventions and new approaches to working with clients.

    Compelling examples of collaborative practice cover a variety of client groups, ranging from Syrian refugee children and women with eating disorders, to homeless war veterans and sex offenders. Together, the authors make the case for the effectiveness of cross-modal and transdisciplinary approaches when working with otherwise hard-to-reach and complex populations.

    This book is a guide to good practice and an invaluable resource for both experienced arts therapists and those new to the field. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

    d. It will also be of benefit to healthcare and education professionals, arts practitioners, and anyone with an interest in the subject.

  • Integrating the expressive arts into counseling practice : theory-based interventions / Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, NCC, and Nancy L. Davis, PhD, LPC, LSC, editors
    RC 489 A72I58 2018eb

  • Dream sociometry : a multi-perspectival path to the transpersonal / Joseph Dillard
    RC 489 D74 D55 2018eb

    This unique book is the first of two volumes that describe a new, transpersonal model for therapeutic work on dreams.  Dream Sociometry , a form of Integral Deep Listening (IDL) life drama and dream character interviewing, contributes to the fields of application of the sociometric methods of J.L. Moreno and the use of sociometry in therapy, to support and direct personal development. The book describes an experiential, multi-perspectival integral life practice through accessing "emerging potentials," or perspectives that integrate, transcend, and include one's current context and predicament.

    Dream Sociometry provides a thoroughly phenomenological approach, suspending interpretation as well as assumptions about the reality and usefulness of synchronicities, mystical experiences, waking accidents, dreams, and nightmares, in favour of listening to dream characters and personifications of important life issues in a respectful and integral way. It thereby provides an important doorway to both causal and non-dual awareness by accessing perspectives that personify both, and will open doors for those interested not only in dream research, but in reducing anxiety disorders, such as phobias and post-traumatic stress disorders, and seeing through the often literal and concrete interpretations that we often give both physical and mental illness as well as mystical experiences. 

    Offering a fresh and unique approach to both dreamwork and self-development through sociometric methodologies, this book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of psychodrama, sociometry, group psychotherapy, transpersonal, experiential and action therapies, as well as postgraduate students studying psychology and sociology.


  • Dramatherapy for borderline personality disorder : empowering and nurturing people through creativity / Nicky Morris
    RC 489 P7M67 2018

  • Creative drama in groupwork / Sue Jennings
    RC 489 P7J46 3017eb
    This bestselling book is now updated with new material and more tried-and-tested ideas, bringing it up-to-date with contemporary drama. 150 ideas for drama in one practical manual makes this a veritable treasure trove which will inspire everyone to run drama sessions creatively, enjoyably and effectively. This book features advice on setting up a group, defining and negotiating aims and objectives, and how to ensure a successful session. It contains activities which encourage memory, interaction, concentration, feedback, and many other skills. It also includes games, warm-ups and starters, improvisation role-play, visual dynamics, and closures.

  • REBT with diverse client problems and populations / Windy Dryden, Michael E. Bernard, editors
    RC489.R3 R43 2019eb

  • The Wiley handbook of art therapy / edited by David E. Gussak and Marcia L. Rosal
    RC 489 A7 W55 2016eb

    The Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy is a collection of original, internationally diverse essays, that provides unsurpassed breadth and depth of coverage of the subject.

    The most comprehensive art therapy book in the field, exploring a wide range of themes A unique collection of the current and innovative clinical, theoretical and research approaches in the field Cutting-edge in its content, the handbook includes the very latest trends in the subject, and in-depth accounts of the advances in the art therapy arena Edited by two highly renowned and respected academics in the field, with a stellar list of global contributors, including Judy Rubin, Vija Lusebrink, Selma Ciornai, Maria d' Ella and Jill Westwood Part of the Wiley Handbooks in Clinical Psychology series

  • A Music Therapy Program Design for Neuro-Palliative Care / Kirsten L. Davis
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Understanding Issues of Oppression Related to Western Symphonic Instruments used in Music Therapy / Shalini Persaud
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • A New Music Therapist's Relationship To Music A Heuristic Self-Inquiry / Cordon E. Purcell
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Listening and Decision-making in Music Therapy Clinical Improvisation / Marie-Fatima Rudolf
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Music-Centered Music Therapy Interventions with the Viola / Kimiko Suzuki
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Wise Therapists Say A Qualitative Interview Study / Samuel H. Minevich
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Music Therapists' Experiences of Working in Rural Communities of Atlantic Canada / Daniel Bevan-Baker
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Jazz Manouche and Reflexivity An Improvising Musician's Emerging Music Therapist Identity / Andrew MacDonald
    RC 489 A7C6+ 2018

  • Healing trauma with guided drawing : a sensorimotor art therapy approach to bilateral body mapping / Cornelia Elbrecht ; foreword by Cathy A. Malchiodi
    RC 489 A7 E457 2018
    While art therapy traditionally focuses on therapeutic image-making and the cognitive or symbolic interpretation of these creations, Cornelia Elbrecht instructs readers how to facilitate the body-focused approach of guided drawing. Clients draw with both hands and eyes closed as they focus on their felt sense. Physical pain, tension, and emotions are expressed without words through bilateral scribbles. Clients then, with an almost massage-like approach, find movements that soothe their pain, discharge inner tension and emotions, and repair boundary breaches. Archetypal shapes allow therapists to safely structure the experience in a nonverbal way. Sensorimotor art therapy is a unique and self-empowering application of somatic experiencing-it is both body-focused and trauma-informed in approach-and assists clients who have experienced complex traumatic events to actively respond to overwhelming experiences until they feel less helpless and overwhelmed and are then able to repair their memories of the past. Elbrecht provides readers with the context of body-focused, trauma-informed art therapy and walks them through the thinking behind and process of guided drawing-including 100 images from client sessions that serve as helpful examples of the work.

  • Art therapy for social justice : radical intersections / edited by Savneet K. Talwar
    RC 489 A7 A76943 2019

    Art Therapy for Social Justice seeks to open a conversation about the cultural turn in art therapy to explore the critical intersection of social change and social justice. By moving the practice of art therapy beyond standard individualized treatment models, the authors promote scholarship and dialogue that opens boundaries; they envision cross disciplinary approaches with a focus on intersectionality through the lens of black feminism, womanism, antiracism, queer theory, disability studies, and cultural theory. In particular, specific programs are highlighted that re-conceptualize art therapy practice away from a focus on pathology towards "models of caring" based on concepts of self-care, radical caring, hospitality, and restorative practice methodologies. Each chapter takes a unique perspective on the concept of "care" that is invested in wellbeing. The authors push the boundaries of what constitutes art in art therapy, re-conceptualizing notions of care and wellbeing as an ongoing process, emphasizing the importance of self-reflexivity, and reconsidering the power of language and art in trauma narratives.


  • Get out of your mind & into your life : the new acceptance & commitment therapy / Steven C. Hayes with Spencer Smith
    RC 489 C62 H395 2005
    This book develops acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary and exciting new direction in psychotherapy, into step-by-step exercises readers can use to get relief from emotional pain. Written by ACT's founding theorist, the book offers a self-help program proven to be effective for coping with a range of problems, from anxiety to depression, eating disorders to poor self-esteem.

  • The dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook : practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation & distress tolerance / Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
    RC 489 B4 D52 2007
    By a distinguished team of authors, this workbook offers readers unprecedented access to the core skills of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), formerly available only through complicated professional books and a small handful of topical workbooks. These straightforward, step-by-step exercises will bring DBT core skills to thousands who need it.

  • Healing in action : adventure-based counseling with therapy groups / Barney Straus
    RC 489 R4 S77 2018
    Healing in Action: Adventure-Based Counseling with Therapy Groups is a practical guide for therapists wanting to integrate interactive games and challenges into their work. It provides current research supporting using ABC with trauma survivors and those recovering from addictions, as well as its efficacy with a broader population. Twelve activity-based chapters take the reader through various one-hour sessions of activities based on a particular theme or material used, complete with 50 descriptive photos of groups in action. Therapists will be able to use these activities to help their patients experience in vivo the joy, freedom and playfulness that are the hallmarks of sound mental health. With its combination of sound theoretical material and practical application, this book is a valuable resource for practitioners and graduate students alike.

  • CBT for beginners / Jane Simmons and Rachel Griffiths
    RC 489 C63 S56 2018
    This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently. Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a "picture" of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning. This Third Edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on: The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT The therapeutic relationship Further discussion of specific formulations Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.

  • Making cognitive-behavioral therapy work : clinical processes for new practitioners / Deborah Roth Ledley, Brian P. Marx, Richard G. Heimberg
    RC 489 C63 L44 2018
    "What should I do when a client asks me personal questions?" "How do my client's multiple problems fit together, and which ones should we focus on in treatment?" This engaging text--now revised and updated--has helped tens of thousands of students and novice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) practitioners build skills and confidence for real-world clinical practice. Hands-on guidance is provided for developing strong therapeutic relationships and navigating each stage of treatment; vivid case material illustrates what CBT looks like in action. Aided by sample dialogues, questions to ask, and helpful checklists, readers learn how to conduct assessments, create strong case conceptualizations, deliver carefully planned interventions, comply with record-keeping requirements, and overcome frequently encountered challenges all along the way.

    New to This Edition
    *Chapter with advice on new CBT practitioners' most common anxieties.
    *All-new case examples, now with a more complex extended case that runs throughout the book.
    *Chapter on working with special populations (culturally diverse clients, children and families).
    *Special attention to clinical and ethical implications of new technologies and social media.
    *Updated throughout to reflect current research and the authors' ongoing clinical and teaching experience.

  • CBT : the cognitive behavioural tsunami : managerialism, politics and the corruptions of science / Farhad Dalal
    RC 489 C63 D35 2018

    Is CBT all it claims to be? The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami: Managerialism, Politics, and the Corruptions of Science provides a powerful critique of CBT¿s understanding of human suffering, as well as the apparent scientific basis underlying it. The book argues that CBT psychology has fetishized measurement to such a degree that it has come to believe that only the countable counts. It suggests that the so-called science of CBT is not just "bad science" but "corrupt science".

    The rise of CBT has been fostered by neoliberalism and the phenomenon of New Public Management. The book not only critiques the science, psychology and philosophy of CBT, but also challenges the managerialist mentality and its hyper-rational understanding of "efficiency", both of which are commonplace in organizational life today. The book suggests that these are perverse forms of thought, which have been institutionalised by NICE and IAPT and used by them to generate narratives of CBT¿s prowess. It claims that CBT is an exercise in symptom reduction which vastly exaggerates the degree to which symptoms are reduced, the durability of the improvement, as well as the numbers of people it helps.

    Arguing that CBT is neither the cure nor the scientific treatment it claims to be, the book also serves as a broader cultural critique of the times we live in; a critique which draws on philosophy and politics, on economics and psychology, on sociology and history, and ultimately, on the idea of science itself. It will be of immense interest to psychotherapists, policymakers and those concerned about the excesses of managerialism.

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