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Art in Action

Art in Action

Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change

Ellen G. Levine and 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. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-820-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, poetry, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychosis, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities, trauma

Writing Works

Writing Works

A Resource Handbook for Therapeutic Writing Workshops and Activities

Edited by Gillie Bolton, Victoria Field and Kate Thompson

Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Practitioners contribute detailed accounts of organizing writing workshops for clients. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-468-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, creative writing as therapy, health care, social care, social work, therapeutic communities

Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

Therapeutic Dimensions of Autobiography in Creative Writing

Celia Hunt

Celia Hunt discusses how autobiographical fiction can be used in therapeutic work by art therapists, psychotherapists and creative writing tutors, as well as in personal development by writers of any kind. She draws up guidelines for a successful course on creative writing, and presents case studies and practical ideas for writing about the self. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-747-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

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

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, mental health, psychology, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

Writing Myself

Gillie Bolton

Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. more »

1999, Paperback: £17.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-599-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, health care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities

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