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Arts therapies

Art Therapy catalogue 2014

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts
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Browse our latest collection of titles in Art Therapy. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.


Request a free copy of the new Art Therapy catalogue

Posted on May 30th, 2014 in Arts therapies
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Sign up to request your free copy of our latest brochure of new and bestselling books on Art Therapy. This includes information on our new and bestselling titles such as ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport and ‘Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations’ by Paula Howie. This range includes practical books for professionals,


Mindful art-making with adolescents

Posted on December 12th, 2013 in Arts therapies
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In this extract taken from Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies, edited by Laury Rappaport, Pat B. Allen introduces the way in which mindfulness is incorporated into the Open Studio Process, and describes the challenges and rewards of using this process with a group of adolescent boys. She explains her own reaction when the boys were


Incorporating creativity in supervision


Anna Chesner, co-author of Creative Supervision Across Modalities, explains why using creativity in supervision sessions can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee, and gives her top tips for any therapist or helping professional new to using this approach. Why is the use of creativity so effective in supervision sessions? Creativity helps to link right brain


New and bestselling books on music therapy

Posted on November 29th, 2013 in Arts therapies, JKP news
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Our latest catalogue of new and bestselling books on Music Therapy is now available to view online, including new titles ‘Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings’ by Wendy Magee, ‘Musical Encounters with Dying’ by Islene Runningdeer, and ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport. You can simply click on any title or cover


How well do you know yourself?


We make assumptions about ourselves all the time, but how much do we really know? As Gillie Bolton says in the opening chapter of her new book The Writer’s Key, ‘The simple action of putting words on a page can begin to help us find out what we think, believe and know’. This exercise taken


Sign up to request your free copy of our new brochure of new and bestselling books on Music Therapy

Posted on November 4th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Healing Arts, JKP news

JKP’s latest catalogue of books on Music Therapy is now available. It is full of information on new and bestselling titles for music therapists working in a variety of settings with a whole range of clients including those with mental health issues, dementia, special needs, developmental and learning disabilities, and for working with both groups


Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War

Musicians from the Band of the Adjutant General's Corps. Photo: Robert Piwko

JKP author Julie Sutton was invited to speak at the Worlds in Collision: Music and the Trauma of War conference held in London’s Mansion House at the end of June. In this interview, she describes her experiences of working in the areas of trauma and conflict after the Bosnian war and the many diverse and


The magic of puppetry in dementia care

Posted on July 19th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Dementia, Social work & social care

In this post Karrie Marshall, author of Puppetry in Dementia Care, describes using the power of puppetry to engage with emotions that go beyond words and memory, and how she was met with a tentative response on first suggesting the idea in adult care work. When I first started talking about joyfulness in relation to


Healing with body, movement and soul – a Q&A with Jill Hayes

Posted on June 25th, 2013 in Arts therapies, Counseling & psychotherapy

In this Q&A Jill Hayes, author of ‘Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy’, explains why a transpersonal approach to Dance Movement Psychotherapy is so effective and shares her memories of a client whose work with soul and spirit allowed her to recover from addiction.    How do you write about the connection between body,


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