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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! The Writer's Key

The Writer's Key

Introducing Creative Solutions for Life

Gillie Bolton

The Writer's Key introduces creative writing as a tool for self-reflection and personal and professional development. It provides strategies and inspiration for getting started, continuing despite hesitations and for getting the most out of writing, and includes success stories from personal and professional writers. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-475-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: communication, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, fiction, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, 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

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

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

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women

Weaving Lives Back Together

Ann Futterman Collier

Original research and examples from artists illustrate how different textile-based art approaches can provide therapeutic outlets for women with a complete variety of life experiences. The psychology of this therapeutic approach is explained as well as explanations of specific techniques and suggestions for practise with a wide range of clients. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-838-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, mental health, occupational therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

Creativity and Communication in Persons with Dementia

A Practical Guide

John Killick and Claire Craig

This book describes how to develop a creative approach to the day-to-day care of people with dementia, and provides rich and varied ideas for creative activities for use with individuals or groups. The authors explain what creativity has to offer people with dementia, and how a creative approach can help to address the difficulties they face. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-113-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, carers, communication, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, person-centred, poetry

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

Write Yourself

Write Yourself

Creative Writing and Personal Development

Gillie Bolton

Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-110-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, bereavement, complementary therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, depression, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, palliative care, pastoral care, poetry, practical theology, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, self harm, storymaking, trauma

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Maria Ramey

This versatile collection of 100 group music activities is the perfect sourcebook to provide insight to music therapists, and inspiration to those familiar with working with adults but in need of fresh ideas. Each activity is developed with clear goals and instructions, and includes easy adaptations to suit a wide range of ability levels. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-857-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, autism, communication, disability, Down's syndrome, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology, residential care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen

Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-840-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, dramatherapy, education, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, play, social skills, special education

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