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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

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

Music Therapy in Palliative Care

New Voices

Edited by David Aldridge

In the last decade music therapists have developed their work with people who have life-threatening illnesses and with those who are dying. This book presents some of that work from therapists working in different countries with different approaches, showing how valuable the inclusion of music therapy in palliative care has already proved to be. more »

1998, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-739-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

Art-Based Research

Art-Based Research

Shaun McNiff

Shaun McNiff breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-621-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
1998, Hardback: £49.99/ $80.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-620-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, music therapy, psychotherapy

Gravity and the Creation of Self

An Exploration of Self Representations Using Spatial Concepts

Elizabeth Burford

This book explores how physical structures that children create in play reflect their own inner emotional landscape. Burford focuses on these physical expressions of the internal processes and their application in psychotherapy, with particular reference to the pioneering work of the child psychotherapist Margaret Lowenfield. more »

1998, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-557-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, counselling, play therapy, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: counselling, creative writing as therapy, poetry, psychotherapy

Introduction to Dramatherapy

Theatre and Healing - Ariadne's Ball of Thread

Sue Jennings

Jennings presents a 'healing theatre' approach to dramatherapy, showing how it is part of our cultural experience of theatre art, and how it can be used to find a bearable means of facing the beast at the heart of the labyrinth. She maintains that by participating in theatre as well as exploring our past, a new pathway to fulfilment is opened. more »

1997, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-115-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

Therapeutic Voicework

Therapeutic Voicework

Principles and Practice for the Use of Singing as a Therapy

Paul Newham

Based on Paul Newham's experience as a voice and movement therapist and on his work running the only professional training course in the psychotherapeutic use of singing currently accredited by the RSA, this book explores both the theory and practice behind the use of voice and singing in expressive arts therapy. more »

1997, Paperback: £39.99/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-361-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 592pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, music therapy, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: counselling, dramatherapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama, psychotherapy, storymaking, therapeutic communities

Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

Imagination, Identification and Catharsis in Theatre and Therapy

Mary Duggan and Roger Grainger

This study examines the underlying theatrical underpinning of dramatherapy, which is firmly based on an understanding of processes which are fundamentally theatrical. It approaches the subject systematically, arguing that the hidden psychological mechanisms which make theatre work are the same as those which operate in dramatherapy. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-431-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy

Poiesis

Poiesis

The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul

Stephen K. Levine

This book looks in detail at the connections between expressive arts, such as poetry, and psychology and develops understanding of the theoretical foundations which connect the arts and psychotherapy. It considers the context in which modern therapy emerged and looks at various aspects of arts therapies. more »

1997, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-488-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, counselling, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychotherapy, social work

Music Therapy Research and Practice in Medicine

From Out of the Silence

David Aldridge

In this interdisciplinary and wide-ranging volume, David Aldridge explores the power of music as a healing treatment for a broad spectrum of physical and mental conditions. Interweaving theory and practice, Aldridge demonstrates the many ways in which a culture of research may be developed in a practice setting to the benefit of all. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-296-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: creative therapies, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

The Anti-Bullying Game

The Anti-Bullying Game

Yvonne Searle and Isabelle Streng

The Anti-Bullying Game enables both victims and bullies to understand the dynamics underlying bullying behaviour and helps them to explore more adaptive interaction styles. Exploring the mechanisms behind passive and provocative behaviour, the game focuses on interactive processes, communication, belief systems and assertiveness. more »

1996, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-335-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in

Keywords: children, counselling, mainstream education, play therapy, PSHE, psychotherapy, school phobia, SEAL, social work, special education, youthwork

Music for Life

Music for Life

Aspects of Creative Music Therapy with Adult Clients

Gary Ansdell

Music for Life is the first survey in book form of Creative Music Therapy with adult clients. Central to the book is the idea that music therapy derives its uniqueness from music's base as a non-verbal art form. The accompanying CD allows the reader the opportunity to listen to excerpts from case studies described in the book. more »

1995, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-299-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Art Therapy and Dramatherapy

Art Therapy and Dramatherapy

Masks of the Soul

Sue Jennings and Ase Minde

Based on more than ten years of research and practice of art therapy and dramatherapy in training, clinical practice and theory, this book is the first to explore the relationship and differences between these two disciplines. It shows how images such as the body, doors, bridges, journeys and masks can be used effectively in therapy. more »

1994, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-181-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, dramatherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

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