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New! Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

Presence and Process in Expressive Arts Work

At the Edge of Wonder

Herbert Eberhart and Sally Atkins

The book is a foundational guide for all therapists who use the expressive arts as a way of facilitating learning, healing, and change. Grounding expressive arts work within the helping relationship, it focuses on two fundamental aspects to effective practice; 'presence' and 'process', explains these concepts, their roots, and applications. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-957-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 184pp

Keywords: aesthetics, art therapy, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, health care, music therapy, person-centred, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, supervision

New! Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Theory and applications for therapists, counsellors and other helping professionals

Edited by Anna Chesner and Lia Zografou

This book takes a theoretical look at creative supervision, discussing the background, philosophy and creative technique, and demonstrates, through a series of chapters written by experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines, that creative approaches to supervision are applicable and beneficial across modalities. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-316-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, expressive therapies, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, movement, play therapy, practical theology, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, supervision, theatre, theology

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, play therapy, resilience, storymaking, trauma

The Art of Business

The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment

Emery Hurst Mikel

This practical guide to self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. It considers the likely obstacles you may face, and covers topics such as ethics and interns. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-950-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, careers, challenging behaviour, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, dance, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, employment, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, play therapy, psychodrama, reference, supervision

Playfulness and Dementia

Playfulness and Dementia

A Practice Guide

John Killick

John Killick explores the nature of playfulness and the many ways in which it can enrich the lives of people with dementia. Specific approaches and ideas for practice are described, and personal accounts of playfulness by those with dementia and their carers offer rich first-hand insights into its transformative potential. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-223-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 120pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, carers, communication, creativity, dance and movement therapy, dementia, dramatherapy, nursing, older people, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, residential care

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

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field

A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

Cornelia Elbrecht

'Work at the Clay Field' is an art therapy discipline that uses sensorimotor methods that are highly effective for trauma healing in adults and children. This book is a comprehensive training manual for art therapists and mental health professionals covering all aspects of the approach including setting, theory, practice and case studies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-345-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, bodywork, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, energy work, expressive therapies, grief, mental health, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, storymaking, trauma

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Let's Pretend!

Carol Woodard
With Carri Milch
Illustrated by Sue Mair

This book presents engaging ways to use drama which will enable young children to interact socially and think creatively. Sections focus on the introduction of dramatic play, how to integrate drama into everyday classroom activities, and the preparation of a child centered story dramatization with a color, picture book insert for classroom use. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-899-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dramatherapy, early intervention, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, movement, play, play therapy, special education, storymaking, theatre, yoga

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Story Drama in the Special Needs Classroom

Step-by-Step Lesson Plans for Teaching through Dramatic Play

Jessica Perich Carleton

Dramatic play can be applied to a diverse range of school subjects and recreational settings and is guaranteed to enhance students' learning and encourage artistic expression. Lesson plans take teachers through every aspect of running fun and engaging story dramas with ways to adapt them to meet the needs of the inclusive or special needs group. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-859-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: autism, children, creativity, dramatherapy, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, play therapy, sensory stimulation, special education, storymaking

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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