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New! Improving Memory through Creativity

Improving Memory through Creativity

A Professional's Guide to Culturally Sensitive Cognitive Training with Older Adults

Amanda Alders Pike

Art therapy is a culturally sensitive method of enhancing cognitive performance. With online accompaniments and materials for use in sessions and workshops, this book combines research and practical resources to enable professionals to improve memory, mood and socialization in the ethnically diverse older population though therapeutic creativity. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-953-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, carers, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dementia, emotions, expressive therapies, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, psychology, social care

New! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

A Person-Centred Approach

Edited by Caroline Miller

There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-414-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, autism, children, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, depression, disability, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychology, trauma

New! Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Edited by Wendy L. Magee

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-273-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adults, augmentative communication, autism, brain injury, children, communication, health care, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

New! Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations

Crossing Cultures and Abilities

Edited by Paula Howie, Sangeeta Prasad and Jennie Kristel

With contributions from experienced art therapists who have worked in diverse environments around the world, this book provides readers with a better understanding of how to adapt art therapy training and approaches to suit the settings and meet the needs of distinct populations. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-916-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 424pp

Keywords: adults, aesthetics, art therapy, attachment, children, creative therapies, disability, education, expressive therapies, families, mental health, palliative care, psychology, race, relationships, spirituality, supervision, trauma

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Joseph Pinson

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-896-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, communication, creativity, dementia, music therapy, older people, residential care

Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Mandala Symbolism and Techniques

Innovative Approaches for Professionals

Susan I. Buchalter

This book outlines practical exercises for using mandala creation with a variety of client groups, to elicit discussion about issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships and goals. Mandala design is presented in a variety of ways, allowing the therapist the flexibility to gear sessions towards clients' specific needs and capabilities. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-889-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, art therapy, bipolar disorder, creative therapies, creativity, depression, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem

Forensic Music Therapy

Forensic Music Therapy

A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

Edited by Stella Compton Dickinson, Helen Odell-Miller and John Adlam

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent offenders, men and women with personality disorders and mental illnesses in low, medium and high secure treatment settings. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-252-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, challenging behaviour, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, music therapy, occupational therapy, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, supervision, teenagers, violence

On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist

On Becoming a Jungian Sandplay Therapist

The Healing Spirit of Sandplay in Nature and in Therapy

Lenore Steinhardt

This book discusses the deep inner process of becoming a sandplay therapist, addressing important creative aspects of understanding and practising sandplay. It describes the current theory behind the Jungian approach, the roles of the therapist and the client, and explores the healing potential of nature and the numinous in art and sandplay. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-338-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, attachment, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, expressive therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality, storymaking, trauma

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

Cornelia Elbrecht

'Work at the Clay Field' is an art therapy discipline that uses sensorimotor methods that are highly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. This book is a comprehensive training manual for art therapists and mental health professionals covering all aspects of the approach including setting, theory, practice and case studies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-345-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bodywork, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, energy work, expressive therapies, grief, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking, trauma

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Reflections of Body Image in Art Therapy

Exploring Self through Metaphor and Multi-Media

Margaret R. Hunter

The art-based activities in this book use a range of media to engage with common body image concerns and encourage self acceptance. It will be valuable to professionals working with girls and women struggling with eating disorders. All the exercises, and their benefits, are fully explained with illustrative case studies and sample artworks. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-892-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, art therapy, bulimia, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, eating disorders, emotions, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, self esteem, teenagers, youthwork

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Creative Healing Through a Prism

Edited by Helene Burt

This book brings together the work of international art therapists with diverse experiences and perspectives. They share, however, a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-253-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 392pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, depression, domestic abuse, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, youthwork

Developmental Drama

Developmental Drama

Dramatherapy Approaches for People with Profound or Severe Multiple Disabilities, Including Sensory Impairment

Mary Booker

People living with severe or profound multiple disabilities (PMLD) can often struggle to connect with the world around them. This book shows how, through enjoying dramatic interaction, they can develop their communication skills, learn to deal with emotions more effectively and gain a greater understanding of their physical and social environment. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-235-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, arts therapies, disability, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, social care, special education

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Art Therapy and Creative Coping Techniques for Older Adults

Susan I. Buchalter

Art and the therapeutic uses of art provide older people with valuable ways in which to express their feelings, needs and fears, and with a resource for coping with life's major changes. This practical book is filled with step-by-step activities for art therapists and professionals to use in work with older people either individually or in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-830-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, depression, elder abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychotherapy, supported living

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