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I Dreamed I was Normal

A Music Therapist's Journey into the Realms of Autism

Ginger Clarkson

This remarkable book describes the progression of three nonverbal autistic music therapy clients from a state of inward frustration and an inability to communicate it towards a liberating ability to express, through Facilitated Communication, the thoughts and feelings stimulated by hearing and playing music. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 9781581060072, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, music therapy, occupational therapy, social work

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Creative Expressive Activities and Asperger's Syndrome

Social and Emotional Skills and Positive Life Goals for Adolescents and Young Adults

Judith Martinovich

Martinovich combines activities such as art making, drama, music, puppetry, yoga and photography with conventional cognitive behavioural interventions to support individuals with AS. The different activities complement and reinforce each other and are designed to address specific traits of the autism spectrum to aid skills development. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-812-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, arts therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, creative therapies, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, social skills, special education

Rebels with a Cause

Rebels with a Cause

Working with Adolescents Using Action Techniques

Mario Cossa

Drawing on years of experience working with adolescents, Cossa provides a tried-and-tested model for working with adolescents in groups. Utilizing techniques found in psychodrama, sociodrama, drama therapy and sociometry, Cossa offers step-by-step guidelines on running a group development program and summarizes in easy-to-understand language. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-379-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, group psychotherapy, psychodrama, psychotherapy

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling

Learning to See and Record your Life as a Work of Art

Marianne Hieb

The book guides the reader through the process of creative journaling and presents the key elements of the technique. Case studies and art journals of Marianne Hieb's own clients and retreat participants show the effectiveness of journaling as a therapeutic intervention and as a meditative tool. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-794-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, practical theology, theology

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Music Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation

Performing Health

Edited by David Aldridge

The authors show that where neuro-degenerative disease restricts movement, communication and thought processes and impairs the sense of self, music therapy is an effective intervention in neurological rehabilitation, successfully restoring the performance of identity within which clients can recognise themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-302-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: brain injury, dementia, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

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

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

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

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, music therapy, psychotherapy

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

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, health care, music therapy, palliative care, social work

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

Keywords: arts therapies, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, health care, psychology

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

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, creative therapies, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, social work, trauma

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

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology

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

Keywords: health care, music therapy, psychiatry

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Deborah M. Plummer

The book is filled innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to draw on existing skills and to develop new approaches to building confidence and feelings of self-worth. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and with groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-185-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, counselling, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, self esteem, social work

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

Keywords: art therapy, group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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