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Songwriting

Songwriting

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

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

Self-Healing Through Visual and Verbal Art Therapy

R.M. Simon
Edited by S.A. Graham

Drawing on Freud's and Winnicott's work on psychoanalysis and play, R.M. Simon illustrates the healing power of art-making with the drawings and stories of seven-year-old Joe, who succeeds in overcoming the trauma of family break-up by expressing his emotional turmoil outside the formal therapeutic process. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-344-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp
Roots of Musicality

Roots of Musicality

Music Therapy and Personal Development

Daniel Perret

The author considers neuroscience and psychobiology to identify analogies with the potential of musical expression to bring about therapeutic change, as observed during his work with children with autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-336-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Music Therapy in Children's Hospices

Jessie's Fund in Action

Edited by Mercédès Pavlicevic

The use of music therapy in children's hospices has burgeoned since its introduction by Jessie's Fund in the mid-90s. This moving and extremely helpful text brings together the experiences of eleven music therapists working with children who are in the final stages of life-limiting illness. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-254-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

An Introduction to Medical Dance/Movement Therapy

Health Care in Motion

Sharon W. Goodill

Presenting dance/movement therapy (DMT) as a viable and valuable psychosocial support service for those with a medical illness, Goodill shows how working creatively with the mind/body connection can encourage the healing process. This book represents the first attempt to compile the work that has been done over recent years in medical DMT. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-785-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics

Paolo Knill, Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

This book lays the foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-039-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp
The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

Creative Arts and the Process of Healing: An Image/Word Approach Inquiry

Martina Schnetz

Drawing on her extensive experience as a creative arts therapist, Martina Schnetz puts forward a new approach to the process of art in healing. She explores the dialogue between the internal world, external images, and words, shaping a new vocabulary for creative arts therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-205-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Edited by David Aldridge

This book shows, for the first time, how research and clinical work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-140-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Little Windows into Art Therapy

Little Windows into Art Therapy

Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

Deborah Schroder

Drawing on her own development as an art therapist and her extensive experience of supervising new therapists and students, Schroder provides practical advice on encouraging nervous or reluctant clients, or those unfamiliar with art therapy, to benefit from artmaking. She argues for a two-way sharing of art between therapist and client. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-778-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp
Amy Elizabeth Goes to Play Therapy

Amy Elizabeth Goes to Play Therapy

A book to Assist Psychotherapists in Helping Young Children Understand and Benefit from Play Therapy

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

This book suggests that therapy will be a fun and beneficial experience. Answering the most commonly asked questions in simple, accessible language, Amy Elizabeth guides the reader through the experience of therapy, describing what happens at a play therapy session, the reasons why children may need therapy, and the goals of the process. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-775-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp
Community Music Therapy

Community Music Therapy

Mercédès Pavlicevic and Gary Ansdell

Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. The writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-124-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
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
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: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
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
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

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