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Can You Read Me?

Can You Read Me?

Creative Writing With Child and Adult Victims of Abuse

Edited by Jacki Pritchard and Eric Sainsbury

This book presents poems, stories and journal work spontaneously written by people, young and old, who have suffered serious abuse. The editors' explanations and commentaries suggest how health and social care workers can facilitate creative writing as a potential contribution to emotional healing in work with both individuals and small groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-192-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, domestic abuse, mental health, psychiatry, social work

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Edited by Fiona Sampson

This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, health care, poetry, social care, social work, storymaking

A Practical Art Therapy

A Practical Art Therapy

Susan I. Buchalter

A Practical Art Therapy is written in an easy-to-read format that is filled with practical creative experiences for therapists to use with individuals and groups. Chapters cover various media and methods, including murals, collages, sculpture and drawing, making it easily accessible for even the busiest therapist. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-769-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, group psychotherapy, psychotherapy, social work

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Health, the Individual, and Integrated Medicine

Revisiting an Aesthetic of Health Care

David Aldridge

Complementary therapies are a vital part of any integrated approach to health which includes specialist and layman knowledge. He provides a critique of methods used to assess treatment, and advocates a more pluralistic approach to medical research and practice, looking at physical, psychological, spiritual and social dimensions of a person's life. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-232-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, spirituality

Improvisation

Improvisation

Methods and Techniques for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators, and Students

Tony Wigram

Improvisation plays a key role in the toolbox of the music therapist. Wigram's practical, comprehensive guide will prove indispensable to students, teachers, therapists and musicians as a book of musical techniques and therapeutic methods. Notated examples allow readers to try out techniques as they read, with audio examples on the accompanying CD. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-048-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keyword: music therapy

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories

Molly Salans

Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy sessions as they happened, = Salans puts the children in the context of their lives and recounts her sessions. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-745-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, storymaking

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Anne Bannister

As a probation officer and social worker, Anne Bannister has successfully used creative therapies with abused children for 25 years. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-155-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, social work

Groups in Music

Groups in Music

Strategies from Music Therapy

Mercédès Pavlicevic

Music therapist Mercédès Pavlicevic develops a broad-based discourse to describe, analyse and guide the practice of group musicking, drawing on her own extensive experience. The text is illustrated with vignettes drawn from a range of formal and informal settings. If you're involved in any kind of group musicking, this book is for you. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-081-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: group psychotherapy, music therapy, psychotherapy

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Myra Schneider

Diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, poet and author Myra Schneider turned to her writing to help her come to terms with the experience. In this thoughtful and readable book, she illustrates how writing helped her through diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as the change in self-image following her mastectomy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-113-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, psychotherapy

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy

The Expressive Body in Life, Art, and Therapy

Working with Movement, Metaphor and Meaning

Daria Halprin

Drawing on her extensive experience in expressive arts therapy, Daria Halprin presents a unique approach to healing through movement and art. She describes the body as the container of one's entire life experience and movement as a language that expresses and reveals our deepest struggles and creative potentials. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-737-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: dance and movement therapy, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Gender Issues in Art Therapy

Gender Issues in Art Therapy

Edited by Susan Hogan

Art therapy enables the client and therapist to explore issues that may ordinarily be difficult to articulate in words; one such issue is the complexity of gender, which can be a subject of therapy in a range of ways. These wide-ranging papers cover both theoretical and practical topics, giving clinical examples and instances of clients' artwork. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-798-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, psychoanalysis

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Strengthening Emotional Ties through Parent-Child-Dyad Art Therapy

Interventions with Infants and Preschoolers

Lucille Proulx

Proulx explores many aspects of dyad art therapy including attachment relationship theories, roles in dyad interventions, the importance of the tactile experience and ways in which dyad art therapy can be used. This original book will be invaluable to mental health professionals and to parents wishing to enrich interactions with their children. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-713-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, child development, child psychology, children, parenting

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

A Comprehensive Guide to Music Therapy

Theory, Clinical Practice, Research and Training

Tony Wigram, Inge Nygaard Pedersen and Lars Ole Bonde

Music therapists have a rich diversity of approaches and methods, often developed with specific relevance to meet the needs of a certain client population. This book reflects the components of such diversity, and is a comprehensive guide to accessing the ideas, theory, research results and clinical outcomes that are the foundations of this field. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-083-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 384pp

Keywords: counselling, music therapy

Music Therapy and Group Work

Music Therapy and Group Work

Sound Company

Edited by Alison Davies and Eleanor Richards

Group music therapy has been widely practised for many years, and features substantially in training, yet there has been no publication devoted to the discussion of this area of therapy. This book fills this gap by bringing together the experiences of group music therapy practitioners who work with diverse client groups in various settings. more »

2002, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-036-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: arts therapies, group psychotherapy, music therapy

The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, play therapy

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