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Shaun McNiff

Shaun McNiff PhD, ATR is the Provost and Dean of Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. An internationally-renowned figure in the creative arts therapies, he has written many critically-acclaimed books including Art as Medicine: Creating a Therapy of the Imagination,Educating the Creative Arts Therapist and Depth Psychology of Art. Dr McNiff has been honoured on many occasions for his pioneering contributions to the creative arts therapy field, and he is the 1997 recipient of the America Art Therapy Association's Honorary Life Member Award.

JKP publications by Shaun McNiff

  1. Deep Play - Exploring the Use of Depth in Psychotherapy with Children

    Dennis McCarthy, Shaun McNiff, Dr Sue Jennings, Timothy Rodier, Julie Rose, Michelle Rhodes, Tim Woodhouse, Theresa Bimka, Neal Brodsky, Alan Spivack, Richmond Greene

    Contributions from a range of therapeutic disciplines demonstrate deep play's capacity to elicit real change in children and how they think about themselves and the world. Including techniques with deep sandboxes, clay and water, alongside case studies and theoretical grounding, this book establishes a new depth psychology approach for treatment. Learn More
    Apr 2015, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-777-6
    Apr 2015, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 192pp, £19.16
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-104-4
  2. Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

    Theory and Practice

    Jared D. Kass, Ellen Mullin, Janet Surrey, Joel Gluck, Merryl Rothaus, Nancy Beardall, Bonnie Gabriel, Debra L. Kalmanowitz, Anna Lagomaggiore, Schwanbeck, Sidney Trantham, Zoe Arlene K. Avstreih, Jennifer Tantia, Michael Franklin, Lucia Minerbi, David Payne, Caroline Peterson, Gabriella Ventrella, Karin von Daler, Shaun McNiff, Pat Allen, Paola Luzzatto, Patricia Isis, Jürgen Fritsche, Fiona Chang, Daniel Herring, Emily Tara Weiner, Denise Grocke, Gemma Oldrini, John Fox, Carolyn Van Dort, Laury Rappaport

    This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience, with 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives written by pioneers and leaders in their fields. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 352pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-909-1
    2013, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 352pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-688-2
  3. Art Therapy in Asia

    To the Bone or Wrapped in Silk

    Carrie Herbert, Jane Ferris Richardson, Chunhong Wang, Shanta Serbjeet Singh, Piyachat Ruengvisesh Finney, Akira Ikemi, Min-Jung Lee, Julia Byrne, Laury Rappaport, Andrea Gollub, Maki Miyake, Evelyna Liang Kan, Yen Chua, Gina A. Alfonso, Lydia Atira Tan, Julia Gentleman Byers, Liona Lu, Sun Hyun Kim, Shu Gong, Fiona Chang, Shinya Sezaki, Anupan Pluckpankhajee, Caroline Essame, Debra L. Kalmanowitz, Siu Mei Chan, Jordan S. Potash, William Fan, Shaun McNiff

    This edited book documents how the field of art therapy is taking shape as both a profession and a discipline across Asia. It explores how art therapists in the East are assimilating Western models and adapting them to create unique and inspirational new approaches that both East and West can learn from. Learn More
    2012, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 390pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-210-8
    2012, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 390pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-449-9
  4. Art in Action

    Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

    Sally Atkins, Paolo Knill, Gloria Simoneaux, Karen Abbs, Debra L. Kalmanowitz, Dr Ephrat Huss, Carrie MacLeod, Judith Alalu, Bobby Lloyd, Associate Professor Expressive Therapies, Martin Zavala, Jose Miguel Calderon, Ximena Maurial, Monica Prado, Shaun McNiff, Ellen Levine, Stephen K Levine

    The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict 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. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 240pp, £25.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9
    2011, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 240pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-270-9
  5. The Creative Arts in Dementia Care

    Practical Person-Centred Approaches and Ideas

    Shaun McNiff, Sarah Povey, Jill Hayes

    This book provides a creative map of care with easy-to-follow examples and detailed case studies. After explaining why adopting a creative approach is central to effective dementia care, the authors go on to discuss meditation, singing, movement and storytelling, describing their therapeutic benefits and giving examples of how they can be used. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 160pp, £18.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-056-2
    2011, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 160pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-251-8
  6. Trauma, Tragedy, Therapy

    The Arts and Human Suffering

    Stephen K Levine, Shaun McNiff

    Stephen K. Levine's book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim. Learn More
    2009, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 208pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-512-1
    2009, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 208pp
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-193-1
  7. Art-Based Research

    Shaun McNiff

    Shaun McNiff breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. Learn More
    1998, Hardback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £49.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-620-1
    1998, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 224pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-621-8
    1998, Ebook, 8.50in x 5.43in / 216mm x 138mm, 224pp
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-895-1