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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!

Deinstitutionalizing Art of the Nomadic Museum Practicing And Theorizing Critical Art Therapy With Adolescents

Deinstitutionalizing Art of the Nomadic Museum Practicing And Theorizing Critical Art Therapy With Adolescents

Author: Eva Marxen Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2020

Deinstitutionalizing Art of the Nomadic Museum explores the possibility of the nomadic museum to facilitate social and political resistance through engagement with critical art practices and imagery. Grounded in a decade-long art therapy project in a contemporary art museum setting, this book offers a theoretically rich conceptualization of this experience. The text establishes an institutional critique of both the dominant psychopathology discourse and the instrumentalizations of art practices. Innovative in its approach, the results are analyzed in the framework of subjects such as hegemony-subalterity, subjectivity, resistance, the nomadic, critical art practices, narratives and minor language, deinstitutionalization, anti-psychiatries as well as institutional therapy. With a special focus on Latin America, international artists' writings and works are intersected with the thoughts of curators and museum decision makers. The inevitable connection of the arts with social and political fields are highlighted, enabling the exploration of the intersections of art, critical analysis, social science, psychoanalysis, and political philosophy. This text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, academics, researchers, Libraries and Museum curators in the fields of art therapy, psychoanalysis, contemporary art, social & cultural anthropology, and political philosophy.

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education

Author: Helga R. Gudmundsdottir Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume II: Education examines the many methods and motivations for vocal pedagogy, promoting singing not just as an art form arising from the musical instrument found within every individual but also as a means of communication with social, psychological, and didactic functions. Presenting research from myriad fields of study beyond music-including psychology, education, sociology, computer science, linguistics, physiology, and neuroscience-the contributors address singing in three parts: Learning to Sing Naturally Formal Teaching of Singing Using Singing to Teach In 2009, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded a seven-year major collaborative research initiative known as Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS). Together, global researchers from a broad range of disciplines addressed three challenging questions: How does singing develop in every human being? How should singing be taught and used to teach? How does singing impact wellbeing? Across three volumes, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing consolidates the findings of each of these three questions, defining the current state of theory and research in the field. Volume II: Education focuses on the second question and offers an invaluable resource for anyone who identifies as a singer, wishes to become a singer, works with singers, or is interested in the application of singing for the purposes of education.

Functional Music Therapy for People with Dementia

Functional Music Therapy for People with Dementia

Author: Tish Zimmerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2020

Functional Music Therapy is a practical program for the care of early to end stage Alzheimer's patients. At the heart of the program is a focused, structured methodology that can be adapted as the patient progresses through the varying functional levels of the disease. The approach focuses on four core elements - reminiscence, daily living, fine and gross motor skills, and sensory stimulation - helping the patient to maintain his or her highest level of cognitive, physical, social, and behavioural functioning at each stage of the disease. Useful guidance on how to plan, develop, and integrate, Functional Music Therapy is provided, and case studies of its use in a range of care settings are included. This practical guide will be an invaluable resource for music therapists working with Alzheimer's and dementia at any stage, as well as care home managers, nursing staff, activity directors, and the families of patients with Alzheimer's and dementia.

The Story Within - Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy

The Story Within - Myth and Fairy Tale in Therapy

Author: Yehudit Silverman, Phil Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/04/2020

The Story Within is a creative arts therapies approach which uses myth and fairy tale to help clients work with difficult personal material. Clients begin by choosing their own myth or fairy tale character, and embark upon a guided journey with this character which will help them uncover and work with hidden, unconscious aspects of themselves. This book outlines every part of the process, with step-by-step instructions for implementing it in practice. It gives detail of the theory behind the approach and provides guidelines for specific creative exercises to follow at each stage. It also includes clinical case vignettes and personal reflections from those who have experienced the process. Whether you are a creative arts therapist looking to expand your practice or a health professional searching for a new, creative way of working with clients, The Story Within is for you.

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume III: Wellbeing

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume III: Wellbeing

Author: Rachel Heydon Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/04/2020

The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, Volume III: Wellbeing explores the connections between singing and health, promoting the power of singing-in public policy and in practice-in confronting health challenges across the lifespan. These chapters shape an interdisciplinary research agenda that advances singing's theoretical, empirical, and applied contributions, providing methodologies that reflect individual and cultural diversities. Contributors assess the current state of knowledge and present opportunities for discovery in three parts: Singing and Health Singing and Cultural Understanding Singing and Intergenerational Understanding In 2009, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded a seven-year major collaborative research initiative known as Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS). Together, global researchers from a broad range of disciplines addressed three challenging questions: How does singing develop in every human being? How should singing be taught and used to teach? How does singing impact wellbeing? Across three volumes, The Routledge Companion to Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing consolidates the findings of each of these three questions, defining the current state of theory and research in the field. Volume III: Wellbeing focuses on this third question and the health benefits of singing, singing praises for its effects on wellbeing.

Infant Play Therapy Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice

Infant Play Therapy Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice

Author: Janet A. (Barry University, Florida, USA) Courtney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2020

Infant Play Therapy is a groundbreaking resource for practitioners interested in the varied play therapy theories, models, and programs available for the unique developmental needs of infants and children under the age of three. The impressive list of expert contributors in the fields of play therapy and infant mental health cover a wide range of early intervention play-based models and topics. Chapters explore areas including: neurobiology, developmental trauma, parent-infant attachment relationships, neurosensory play, affective touch, grief and loss, perinatal depression, adoption, autism, domestic violence, sociocultural factors, and more. Chapter case studies highlight leading approaches and offer techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of both play therapy and the ways we understand and recognize the therapeutic role of play with infants. In these pages professionals and students alike will find valuable clinical resources to bring healing to family systems with young children.

Infant Play Therapy Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice

Infant Play Therapy Foundations, Models, Programs, and Practice

Author: Janet A. (Barry University, Florida, USA) Courtney Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2020

Infant Play Therapy is a groundbreaking resource for practitioners interested in the varied play therapy theories, models, and programs available for the unique developmental needs of infants and children under the age of three. The impressive list of expert contributors in the fields of play therapy and infant mental health cover a wide range of early intervention play-based models and topics. Chapters explore areas including: neurobiology, developmental trauma, parent-infant attachment relationships, neurosensory play, affective touch, grief and loss, perinatal depression, adoption, autism, domestic violence, sociocultural factors, and more. Chapter case studies highlight leading approaches and offer techniques to provide a comprehensive understanding of both play therapy and the ways we understand and recognize the therapeutic role of play with infants. In these pages professionals and students alike will find valuable clinical resources to bring healing to family systems with young children.

Creative DBT Activities Using Music Interventions for Enhancing Engagement and Effectiveness in Therapy

Creative DBT Activities Using Music Interventions for Enhancing Engagement and Effectiveness in Therapy

Author: Deborah Spiegel, Suzanne Makary, Lauren Bonavitacola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

This book provides clinicians (particularly those specialising in DBT) with music activities and creative ideas to implement with existing practices, to strengthen what clients are being taught in DBT skills groups. These new ideas can be used with clients individually, in groups, or be given as homework. The first part of the book consists of group activities for therapists and group leaders to use. In part two each DBT skill is presented with its own activity, written in with clear step by step instructions. The skills gained will be particularly beneficial for individuals who have difficulty regulating or dealing with their emotions and this guide improves clinicians' confidence and skill in aiding these individuals innumerably.

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries Reframing Practice

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries Reframing Practice

Author: Sue Holttum, Mary Chamberlain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

This is the first book to explore and evaluate the potential of museum and gallery spaces and partnerships for art therapy. Showcasing approaches by well-known art therapists, the edited collection contains descriptions of, and reflections on, art therapy in museums and galleries around the globe. Case studies encompass a broad range of client groups, including people with dementia, refugees and clients recovering from substance abuse, exploring the therapeutic skills required to work in these settings. The collection also establishes the context for art therapy in museums and galleries through reviewing key literature and engaging with the latest research, to consider wider perspectives on how these spaces inform therapeutic practice. Offering a comprehensive look at ways in which these locations enable novel and creative therapeutic work, this is an essential book for art therapists, arts and health practitioners and museum professionals.

Cultural Humility in Art Therapy Applications for Practice, Research, Social Justice, Self-Care, and Pedagogy

Cultural Humility in Art Therapy Applications for Practice, Research, Social Justice, Self-Care, and Pedagogy

Author: Louvenia Jackson, Dr. Melanie Tervalon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

Introducing the concept of cultural humility, this guide offers a new perspective to the field of art therapy practice and theory. It explores cultural humility in art therapy research and assessment, clinical and community-based practice, social justice, self-care and pedagogy. The notion of cultural humility addresses the power differential and encourages individuals and institutions to examine privilege within social constructs. It emphasizes self-reflection and the ability of knowing one's self in order to allow the art therapist to appropriately interact with their client, whilst being mindful of their own bias, assumptions and beliefs. Each chapter ends with a reflective exercise. Offering practical guidance to this increasingly recognised concept, Cultural Humility in Art Therapy is essential to those wanting to move toward an unbiased social justice.

Creative Music Therapy A Guide to Fostering Clinical Musicianship

Creative Music Therapy A Guide to Fostering Clinical Musicianship

Author: Paul Nordoff, Clive Robbins Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 21/01/2020

A long-awaited revision of the classic 1977 text that laid the foundations for the development of their pioneering improvisational practice of music therapy. It is a large book of nineteen chapters and over 500 pages with almost 5 hours of clinical work on four CDs that accompany the print book, or with the same audio files embedded in an enhanced e-book. Included are clinical examples of music therapy with twenty-four variously disabled children, 5 comprehensive case studies, detailed illustrations, notational examples and discussions of clinical and musical techniques, 3 evaluation scales, and a complete set of improvisation techniques.

Group Analytic Music Therapy

Group Analytic Music Therapy

Author: Heidi Ahonen-Eerikainen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

This book details how images created during an analytically oriented music therapy group can be used for therapeutic benefit. The book is divided into three parts: 1) philosophical foundations of GAMT; 2) the theory and method of GAMT, including a detailed discussion of musical images; 3) an extended case study of Mary, an invisible woman who turned visible and found her voice during GAMT. Apart from being a first of its kind in the music therapy field, this book expands group music therapy theories and proposes a new way of defining clinical group music therapy practice.