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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.
Group process made visible : group art therapy / Shirley RileyRC 489 A7 R554 2001eb
This book introduces the reader to the approach and general philosophy of the use of art as an additional language in group therapy. It demonstrates the usefulness of the language of art in enabling group therapists and their clients to understand group members' perceptions of constructs and realities.
The art of art therapy : what every art therapist needs to know / Judith Aron RubinRC 489 A7 R83 2011eb
The Art of Art Therapyis written primarily to help art therapists define and then refine a way of thinking about their work. This new edition invites the reader to first consider closely the main elements of the discipline embodied in its name: The Art Partand The Therapy Part. The interface helps readers put the two together in an integrated, artistic way, followed by chapters on Applicationsand Related Service. Included with this edition is a DVD containing two hours of chapter-related video content.
Play and creativity in psychotherapy / [edited by] Terry Marks-Tarlow, Marion F. Solomon, Daniel J. SiegelRC 489 R4 P53 2018
Experienced clinicians demonstrate how play and creativity have everything to do with the deepest healing, growth, and personal transformation.
Through play, as children, we learn the rules and relationships of culture and expand our tolerance of emotions--areas of life "training" that overlap with psychotherapy. Here leading writers such as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Daniel J. Siegel, Jaak Panksepp, Allan Schore, Pat Ogden, and Louis Cozolino illuminate what play and creativity mean for the healing process at any stage of life.
Nature-based expressive arts therapy : integrating the expressive arts and ecotherapy / Sally Atkins and Melia SnyderRC 489 A72 A84 2018
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.
Implementing the expressive therapies continuum : a guide for clinical practice / Sandra Graves-Alcorn and Christa KaginRC 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.
Collaborative therapy and neurobiology : evolving practices in action / edited by Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin and Jim Duvall ; foreword by Gene CombsRC 489 S74 C655 2017
Collaborative Therapy and Neurobiology is the book many clinicians have been waiting for: an integration of twenty years of scientific and therapeutic cutting-edge ideas into concrete clinical practices. Interpersonal neurobiology and the development of exciting new technologies that allow us to better understand the brain have provided us with an enriched perspective on human experience. Yet, many clinicians wonder how to use this knowledge, and how these discoveries can actually benefit their clients. In particular, what are the concrete practices that each field uses to help clients overcome the issues in their lives, and how can these fields build on each other#65533;s ideas? Could minimally developed concepts in each field be combined into innovative and powerful practices to foster client wellbeing? This book offers a collection of writings which provide theoretical food for thought, research evidence, and most importantly hands-on, concrete clinical ideas to enrich therapists#65533; work with a variety of clients. Illustrated with numerous transcripts of conversations and clinical stories, the ideas in this book will stimulate the work of people interested in renewing their practice with new ideas.
Classic Morita therapy : consciousness, Zen, justice and trauma / Peg LeVineRC 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 HolmwoodRC 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
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 KendeRC 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 WhitakerRC 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 HowieRC 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.