Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy
Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives
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Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy by Stephen K. Levine
Book DescriptionFoundations of Expressive Arts Therapy provides an arts-based approach to the theory and practice of expressive arts therapy. The book explores the various expressive arts therapy modalities both individually and in relationship to each other. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and of aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging accepted views which place primary emphasis on the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health and development. Part One explores the theory which informs the practice of expressive arts therapy. Part Two relates this theory to the therapeutic application of the expressive arts (including music, art, movement, drama, poetry and voicework) in different contexts, ranging from play therapy with children to trauma work with Bosnian refugees and second-generation Holocaust survivors. Comprehensive in its coverage of the most fundamental aspects of expressive arts therapy, this book is a significant contribution to the field and a useful reference for all practitioners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781853024634
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy, Paperback (October 2004)
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Poiesis, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Stephen K. Levine
This book looks in detail at the connections between expressive arts, such as poetry, and psychology and develops understanding of the theoretical foundations which connect the arts and psychotherapy. It considers the context in which modern therapy emerged and looks at various aspects of arts therapies.
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Author Biography - Stephen K. Levine
Stephen K. Levine is Associate Professor of Social Science at York University, Toronto as well as Co-Director of ISIS-Canada and Associate Dean and Director of the Doctoral Programme at the European Graduate School, Switzerland. He is the author of Poiesis: The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul, also published by Jessica Kingsley. Ellen G. Levine is Co-Director of ISIS-Canada and is a Senior Staff Social Worker at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children's Mental Health. She is also a core faculty member of the European Graduate School, Switzerland and the author of Tending the Fire: Studies in Art, Therapy and Creativity.
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