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Coming soon! Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe and Kimberly Peyton

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £37.55 + VAT = £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-985-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, children, disability, music therapy, person-centred, social skills, special education

Coming soon! The Music in Music Therapy

The Music in Music Therapy

Psychodynamic Music Therapy in Europe: Clinical, Theoretical and Research Approaches

Edited by Jos De Backer and Julie P. Sutton

This text comprises of a wide range of thinking from across Europe, stressing how essential the musician is within the identity of a music therapist. With examples and clinical case material from across Europe, the editors provide insight into the aspects of the therapeutic process which are enabled by music. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-353-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: attachment, autism, dementia, forensic psychiatry, intellectual disabilities, mental health, music therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, supervision, trauma

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! A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Giorgos Tsiris, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Camilla Farrant

Evaluation has become a crucial tool in the development of arts therapy professions. This guide provides foundational frameworks for designing and implementing bespoke evaluation protocols, based on the authors' substantial experience of designing and realising evaluation projects, and running training workshops for arts and health practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-418-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

New! A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Camilla Farrant, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Giorgos Tsiris

This guide draws from legislation and research ethics committee procedures, to provide guidance for practitioners who are considering undertaking research projects. Embedded in 'real-life' experiences, it aims to inspire practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-419-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

New! End of Life Care

End of Life Care

A Guide for Therapists, Artists and Arts Therapists

Nigel Hartley

This comprehensive guide for practitioners working in end of life care covers everything from the different roles in the multi-disciplinary care team, the stages that a patient at the end of their life experiences and the professional help needed at each stage and gives a complete grounding of the current climate and philosophy in end of life care. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-133-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, creative therapies, creativity, death, dementia, dramatherapy, music therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care

New! Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies

Theory and Practice

Edited by Laury Rappaport, Ph.D
Foreword by Jakusho Kwong-roshi

This ground-breaking book explores the theoretical, clinical and training application of integrating mindfulness with all of the arts therapies, and includes cutting-edge contributions from neuroscience, with 6 sections that examine mindfulness and the arts therapies from different perspectives written by pioneers and leaders in their fields. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-909-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, complementary therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, meditation, mindfulness, music therapy, pain management, poetry, psychotherapy, spirituality

New! Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

Assessment and Outcomes in the Arts Therapies

A Person-Centred Approach

Edited by Caroline Miller

There is increasing pressure on therapists to provide details of structured assessments and to report therapy outcomes. This edited volume provides a series of case studies, with varied client groups, giving arts therapists an accessible introduction to assessment and outcome measures that can be easily incorporated into their regular practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-414-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, art therapy, autism, children, creative therapies, dance and movement therapy, depression, disability, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychology, trauma

New! Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Music Technology in Therapeutic and Health Settings

Edited by Wendy L. Magee

There is a rapidly emerging and developing area of music therapy practice that uses electronic music technologies in a range of therapeutic and clinical settings to help clients with complex needs. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this edited volume explains cutting edge technologies and how to apply these tools in practice. more »

2013, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-273-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adults, augmentative communication, autism, brain injury, children, communication, health care, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Musical Encounters with Dying

Musical Encounters with Dying

Stories and Lessons

Islene Runningdeer

This book explores the supportive role music therapy can play in the end-of-life care. Through real-life accounts, it looks at how to create a therapeutic relationship, help patients to reach final goals, work within cultural contexts and deal with difficult emotions. It also considers how best to support the families of the dying.   more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-936-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, bereavement, community care, complementary therapies, counselling, creative therapies, death, dementia, depression, expressive therapies, grief, health care, mental health, music therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, pain management, palliative care, spirituality

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

Music and the Social Model

Music and the Social Model

An Occupational Therapist's Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities

Jane Q. Williams

Accessible and inspirational, the unique approaches in this book provide everything you need to know to empower people with learning difficulties to experience and enjoy music. Written from an Occupational Therapy perspective, it offers a host of tips, resources and examples, including downloadable tracks performed and composed by The LA Buskers. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-306-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, communication, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, movement, music therapy, occupational therapy, person-centred, psychology, self esteem, social care, social skills, teenagers

Music, Language and Autism

Music, Language and Autism

Exceptional Strategies for Exceptional Minds

Adam Ockelford

This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more »

2013, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-197-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, communication, education, giftedness, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, sensory issues, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Joseph Pinson

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-896-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, communication, creativity, dementia, music therapy, older people, residential care

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

A Brief Guide to Autism Treatments

Elisabeth Hollister Sandberg and Becky L. Spritz

This practical guide provides brief, user-friendly descriptions of common and lesser known treatments for autism, offering a balanced overview of current opinion and scientific data. Each chapter covers a single treatment from ABA to TEACHH to GF/CF diets, allowing parents and professionals to make informed choices about treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-904-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, applied behaviour analysis, autism, biomedical intervention, bodywork, child development, child psychology, communication, complementary therapies, diet, drugs, early intervention, life skills, music therapy, occupational therapy, parenting, reference, sensory issues, social skills, special education

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