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Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) category. Presented with a red border are the Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Creative therapy (eg art, music, drama) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Flowers, Bees and Butterflies

Flowers, Bees and Butterflies

Author: Michael O'Mara Books Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Step inside beautiful gardens and take some time for yourself to relax among the bees and butterflies. From the publisher of the hugely successful Creative Colouring series. Get ready to ramble through some of the most beautiful garden spaces and make them burst with colour. Fill in fragrant climbers and doodle next to dahlias and add in some stunning details to nature's most exquisite insect, the butterfly. Immerse yourself in the flower and fauna of one of our favourite landscapes and colour in gorgeous plants to attract bees to every page. Specifically designed to encourage relaxation and foster an atmosphere of peace and calm, these beautiful illustrations inspired by the natural world will help you switch off from your worries and let your inner artist free. The Colour Yourself Calm series celebrates the natural world and will help you to forget your stresses, as you fill the pages with beautiful colours. The only limit is your imagination. Also available: Colour Yourself Calm: Fabulous Forests and Wild Flowers.

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Author: Eileen (Children's Therapy Centre, Ireland) Prendiville Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play provides a way to link abstract theory with practice-based knowledge and vice versa, navigating the complexities of clinical reasoning associated with age-sensitive, and most often non-verbal psychotherapies. The book invites readers into the world of child psychotherapy and into the play therapy room. It equips them to explore, discover and identify the Therapeutic Powers of Play (TPoP) in action, within traditional and nature-based therapeutic environments. Using Embodiment-Projective-Role (EPR), it navigates the developmental stages linking play and the achievement of physical, emotional, and social identity. With captivating stories of hope and repair, the book deconstructs the therapy process to better understand how play facilitates communication, fosters emotional wellness, increases personal strengths, and enhances social relationships. This comprehensive text will help the therapist navigate through the world of child and adolescent psychotherapy and explain the therapeutic powers of play through relevant clinical case studies.

Fabulous Forests and Wild Flowers

Fabulous Forests and Wild Flowers

Author: Michael O'Mara Books Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Step into fabulous forests and take some time for yourself to relax with this gorgeous colouring book. From the publisher of the hugely successful Creative Colouring series. Discover the magical world of the forest and the curious creatures that lay within and delve in to the woodlands and its wonderful wildflowers and walk along the tree-lined paths towards tranquility. Specifically designed to encourage relaxation and foster an atmosphere of peace and calm, these beautiful illustrations inspired by the natural world will help you switch off from your worries and let your inner artist free. The Colour Yourself Calm series celebrates the natural world and will help you to forget your stresses, as you fill the pages with beautiful colours. The only limit is your imagination. Also available: Colour Yourself Calm: Gardens, Bees and Butterflies

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play

Author: Eileen (Children's Therapy Centre, Ireland) Prendiville Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Clinical Applications of the Therapeutic Powers of Play provides a way to link abstract theory with practice-based knowledge and vice versa, navigating the complexities of clinical reasoning associated with age-sensitive, and most often non-verbal psychotherapies. The book invites readers into the world of child psychotherapy and into the play therapy room. It equips them to explore, discover and identify the Therapeutic Powers of Play (TPoP) in action, within traditional and nature-based therapeutic environments. Using Embodiment-Projective-Role (EPR), it navigates the developmental stages linking play and the achievement of physical, emotional, and social identity. With captivating stories of hope and repair, the book deconstructs the therapy process to better understand how play facilitates communication, fosters emotional wellness, increases personal strengths, and enhances social relationships. This comprehensive text will help the therapist navigate through the world of child and adolescent psychotherapy and explain the therapeutic powers of play through relevant clinical case studies.

Teaching and Learning through Dramaturgy

Teaching and Learning through Dramaturgy

Author: Anna-Lena Ostern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

The aim of this book is to contribute a dramaturgical perspective to education. The authors write from a dramaturgical perspective about the planning of teaching, leadership in the classroom, the teacher-body, the teacher's oral skills and ethics, communication, and about the spaces in which teaching takes place. The book is written with the pre-understanding that the ways in which art creates knowledge need to be illuminated and articulated more clearly in educational thinking, thereby enhancing artful engagement in education. Dramaturgical perspectives are presented as such a way - a form of knowledge that the artform of drama/theatre can contribute to teaching and learning in general. Through examples and analyses of empirical material, as well as through theoretical perspectives the authors show chapter by chapter how dramaturgy and a dramaturgically inspired language and concepts create more possibilities of choice for teachers in planning and carrying out their teaching. Teaching and Learning through Dramaturgy brings to the forefront what will be enabled in teaching and planning of teaching, by making use of a dramaturgically inspired language and action, what in principle is possible in every subject.

Urban Playmaking

Urban Playmaking

Author: Bethany Nelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2021

This book explores the concept of playmaking and activism through three research projects in which culturally and linguistically diverse high school students and young adults created original theatre around the issues that inform their lives and constrain their futures. Each study discussed by the author is considered through the lens of one or more best practices. The outcomes of the playmaking experiences, communicated through detailed ethnographic data and the voices of student participants, make a strong case for using what we already know about teaching to positively impact gross inequities of outcome for culturally and linguistically diverse students. This study will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners in Applied Theatre, Theatre Education and Art Therapy.

Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Author: Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

This captivating colouring book will take you on a journey through our fascinating natural world. Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou's beautiful illustrations, many of which explore circular designs, celebrate the rhythms of our wild planet. In the sky, meet birdlife ranging from tiny dancing hummingbirds to powerful soaring eagles. Venture beneath the waves to encounter intricate seashells, delicate seahorses and mighty whales. Visit rugged wild landscapes populated by squirrels, foxes, wolves and countless other fascinating creatures. In Circle of Life, you can bring them all to life with your own choice of dazzling colours.

Getting On in the Creative Arts Therapies

Getting On in the Creative Arts Therapies

Author: Erin Partridge Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

What do you really want from your career, and how are you going to get it? How do you find the right people and make the right connections along the way? What are the secrets of finding fulfilment in your work? This book is intended to help you to answer these questions - and many more. Written to inspire and motivate you as you progress through your career as creative arts therapist, it shares diverse stories and experiences spanning different career paths and decisions. The book also tackles common early career challenges including designing services, advocacy and collaborative working, exploring how adverse circumstances can be used as opportunities for growth. With creative and reflective exercises throughout to help you to identify your goals and achieve them, this book is an indispensable guide for any creative arts therapist who wants to flourish in their career.

Found Objects in Art Therapy

Found Objects in Art Therapy

Author: Daniel Wong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

This book shows how art therapists can use found objects in their work with clients. Found objects can be a highly affordable, imaginative and creative way of working, and are particularly effective when working with marginalised populations and clients who have experienced trauma. This edited collection contains chapters from a wide variety of contributors from around the world and covers a vast array of topics, including the use of found objects in clinical settings, community and art practice, pedagogy and self-care. This is the ideal resource for any art therapist wishing to explore the use of this non-traditional medium to enrich their practice.

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

This book addresses a key need for child therapists--how to actively involve parents in treatment and give them tools to support their child's healthy development. Known for her innovative, creative therapeutic approach, Paris Goodyear-Brown weaves together knowledge about play therapy, trauma, attachment theory, and neurobiology. She presents step-by-step strategies to help parents understand their child's needs, reflect on their own emotional triggers, set healthy boundaries, make time together more fun, and respond effectively to challenging behavior. Filled with rich clinical illustrations, the volume features 45 reproducible handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

Parents as Partners in Child Therapy

Author: Paris (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN, United States) Goodyear-Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/2021

This book addresses a key need for child therapists--how to actively involve parents in treatment and give them tools to support their child's healthy development. Known for her innovative, creative therapeutic approach, Paris Goodyear-Brown weaves together knowledge about play therapy, trauma, attachment theory, and neurobiology. She presents step-by-step strategies to help parents understand their child's needs, reflect on their own emotional triggers, set healthy boundaries, make time together more fun, and respond effectively to challenging behavior. Filled with rich clinical illustrations, the volume features 45 reproducible handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Art Therapy

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Art Therapy

Author: Amy Backos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

This book focusses on art therapy as a treatment of PTSD in both theory and practice. It includes an in-depth look at what PTSD is, how it develops, and how art therapists should approach and treat it, with a focus on furthering social justice. The chapters cover a wide variety of contexts, including adults at a rape crisis centre, veterans, children in group homes and patients at substance use facilities. The second section of the book includes invaluable practical strategies and interventions based on the author's decades of experience in the field. It also discusses more complex concepts, including the impact of avoidance in maintaining symptoms of PTSD, and considers how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can guide art therapy interventions.