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Writing Well: Creative Writing and Mental Health

Writing Well: Creative Writing and Mental Health

Deborah Philips, Liz Linington and Debra Penman

Writing Well is a practical handbook of creative writing exercises which forms the basis of an indirect, nonconfrontational approach specifically intended for therapeutic use within the mental health field. The exercises are taken from the authors' successful practice with groups of people from a range of backgrounds in a variety of settings. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-650-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Trust and Power

Taking Care of Ourselves through Drama

Penny Casdagli

Trust and Power is a sequence of interactive drama-based workshops that have been developed over seven years to explore with issues with young people. Using situations from real life, each workshop uses exercises to examine the positive and negative aspects of their respective themes, and how they relate to the central themes of trust and power. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-556-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

The Self on the Page

Theory and Practice of Creative Writing in Personal Development

Edited by Celia Hunt and Fiona Sampson

This book examines the potential of creative writing as a therapeutic tool. Illustrating a wide range of approaches, the contributors provide an introduction to thinking about creative writing in a personal development context with suggestions for further reading, and look at the potential evolution of therapeutic creative writing in the future. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-470-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Psychodrama

Psychodrama

Group Psychotherapy as Experimental Theatre

Eva Røine

This is a comprehensive work which stems from the author's knowledge and experience of psychology, the theatre and psychodrama. It includes discussion of the theory behind psychodrama as well as the methods used in its practice; Roine writes of technical concepts in an accessible style, giving examples from her work in America and Norway. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-494-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Art Therapy - The Person-Centred Way

Art Therapy - The Person-Centred Way

Art and the Development of the Person
2nd edition

Liesl Silverstone

Art Therapy - The Person-Centred Way is an enlarged edition of the first book published on person-centred art therapy, and includes many more exercises and ideas. It demonstrates that by bringing the person-centred facilitative approach to images expressed in art form, healing and growth can occur at every level of development. more »

1997, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-481-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking

Reflections on Therapeutic Storymaking

The Use of Stories in Groups

Alida Gersie

With a strong emphasis on working in group settings, this book develops both the theory and practice of storymaking, enlivened by many examples from various cultures in which Gersie has worked. The author reflects on the dynamics of the storytelling process and explores the common experiences and attitudes which emerge in story work. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-272-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Children's Stories in Play Therapy

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach extends her acclaimed earlier published work to explore further the therapeutic value of story-making with children. Incorporating stories from children and authors, the book examines the common themes and metaphors that emerge, the purpose of stories, and the communication that they can engender between the therapist and the child. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-362-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Arts Approaches to Conflict

Edited by Marian Liebmann

Arts Approaches to Conflict explores how various arts approaches can both raise our understanding of conflict and lead to its constructive resolution. Practitioners and experts from a wide range of art forms examine their own fields as approaches to conflict. It is fascinating and eye-opening reading for students and practitioners. more »

1996, Paperback: £27.99/ $50.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-293-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

The Arts in Health Care

A Palette of Possibilities

Edited by Charles Kaye and Tony Blee

The contributors aim to help clinical and professional staff at all levels in health care settings to introduce and develop the use of the arts in their own spheres of influence. They show that the arts must be an integral part of people's lives and stress that environment and the arts can affect the individual and can possibly aid recovery. more »

1996, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-360-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 260pp
Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

The Sesame Approach

Edited by Jenny Pearson

This is the first detailed account of the Sesame Method, which was created by Marian Lindkvist 30 years ago, as it has evolved and been handed down experientially. It is now taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama; many of the contributors are current or former teachers at the school, or are Sesame trained therapists working in the field. more »

1996, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-384-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Grief and Powerlessness

Helping People Regain Control of their Lives

Ruth Bright

In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-386-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Child Play

Its Importance for Human Development

Peter Slade

This comprehensive book explores theories and practice of play. It suggests that media influences have a profound effect on behaviour, and by stressing the importance of understanding play as a chart of development, and drawing links between home, school, clinics and therapy, he offers the prospect of an understanding of delinquency and difficulty. more »

1995, Paperback: £27.99/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-246-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp
Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Edited by Alida Gersie

Written by the directors of the world's major training programmes in dramatherapy, this book presents their approach to and theory of brief dramatherapy, which is offered in treatment settings for acute or chronic in-patient populations and out-patient or community health settings with a maintenance, rehabilitation or personal development purpose. more »

1995, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-271-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Fragile Board

Edited by Ditty Dokter

Eating disorders are of increasing concern in the medical and psychiatric professions. Growing awareness that the arts therapies have something unique and positive to offer led to the publication of this book by experts in all areas of the arts therapies. more »

1994, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-256-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Art Therapy with Offenders

Art Therapy with Offenders

Edited by Marian Liebmann

This first collection of art therapy work with offenders describes how the use of art therapy has grown in prisons, young offender institutions, secure psychiatric and probation centres. Examples of work by people of different backgrounds show how art therapy contributes to the understanding of offenders, and to their understanding of themselves. more »

1994, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-171-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

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