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Creativity and the Dissociative Patient

Puppets, Narrative and Art in the Treatment of Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Lani Alaine Gerity

Lani Gerity shows in this book that puppet-making, incorporating both art and narrative, provides an ideal vehicle for therapeutic work. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of dissociative patients, whose symptoms may include disturbances in body image, a dissociated sense of self and a feeling of alienation from the self. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-722-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Special Talents, Special Needs

Drama for People with Learning Disabilities

Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley

This is a handbook for teachers and facilitators working with people with learning disabilities who are interested in creative expression through drama. Based on their considerable experience working with the Strathcona Theatre Company, Ian McCurrach and Barbara Darnley have created a step-by-step guide to running a drama group. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-561-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance

Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance

Drama, Dance and Ceremony

Janet Goodridge

Despite the richness of the subject and the importance frequently ascribed to the phenomena of rhythm and timing in the arts, the topic as a whole has been neglected. Janet Goodridge writes from a practical movement background and draws on a wide range of sources to illuminate the subject in relation to theatre, drama, dance, ceremony, and ritual. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-548-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Trust and Power

Taking Care of Ourselves through Drama

Penny Casdagli

Trust and Power is a sequence of interactive drama-based workshops that have been developed over seven years to explore with issues with young people. Using situations from real life, each workshop uses exercises to examine the positive and negative aspects of their respective themes, and how they relate to the central themes of trust and power. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-556-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Making a Leap - Theatre of Empowerment

A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People

Sara Clifford and Anna Herrmann

A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-632-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
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

Prison Theatre

Practices and Perspectives

Edited by James Thompson

Prison Theatre offers a variety of perspectives on a range of practical and theoretical approaches to the use of drama and theatre in prisons and probation but also in secure settings including the use of creative processes to examine the roots of offending behaviour and in building prisoners' confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-417-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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


Group Psychotherapy as Experimental Theatre

Eva Røine

This is a comprehensive work which stems from the author's knowledge and experience of psychology, the theatre and psychodrama. It includes discussion of the theory behind psychodrama as well as the methods used in its practice; Roine writes of technical concepts in an accessible style, giving examples from her work in America and Norway. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-494-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
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
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

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
Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

Discovering the Self through Drama and Movement

The Sesame Approach

Edited by Jenny Pearson

This is the first detailed account of the Sesame Method, which was created by Marian Lindkvist 30 years ago, as it has evolved and been handed down experientially. It is now taught at the Central School of Speech and Drama; many of the contributors are current or former teachers at the school, or are Sesame trained therapists working in the field. more »

1996, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-384-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Essays in Drama Therapy: The Double Life

Essays in Drama Therapy: The Double Life

Robert J Landy

Robert Landy has assembled a collection of essays which encompasses his experience as a dramatherapist. The concept of 'double life' can be seen to be a central theme running through the work - encapsulating the dramatherapist's need to balance the issues of theory, practice and personal growth.The range of essays includes both theory and practice. more »

1996, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-322-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 274pp

Drama and Healing

The Roots of Drama Therapy

Roger Grainger

The author shows how drama therapy draws on both drama and ritual. He argues that personal construct theory provides a hermeneutically useful approach to the study of drama therapy. He shows that drama therapy itself is an effective treatment for depression and schizophrenia, having a measurable effect on thought disorder. more »

1995, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-337-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

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