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Poiesis
By Stephen K. Levine

Poiesis

The Language of Psychology and the Speech of the Soul

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Poiesis by Stephen K. Levine

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Stephen K. Levine argues that poiesis, the creative act, is also the act by which we affirm our identity and humanity; in exploring this subject he shows the essential affinity of the creative and the therapeutic processes and explores the nature of creative acts. 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 different arts therapies. It provides a much-needed step in the theoretical underpinning of the expressive therapies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853024887
ISBN-10: 1853024880
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Stephen K. Levine's book explores the nature of traumatic experience and the therapeutic role of the arts and arts therapies in responding to it. It suggests that by re-imagining painful and tragic experiences through art-making, we may release their fixity and negative hold on our lives and resist the temptation to assume the role of the victim.

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy by Stephen K. Levine Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy, Paperback (October 2004)

This book lays the foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills.

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy by Stephen K. Levine Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy, Paperback (September 1998)

This book provides an arts-based approach to theories and practices of expressive arts therapy. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging views which emphasise the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health development.

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Author Biography - Stephen K. Levine

Stephen K. Levine is Associate Professor of Social Science and Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. He is the Chairperson of CREATE (the Creative and Expresive Arts Therapies Exchange) and co-Training Director at ISIS-Canada, a training programme in expressive arts therapy.

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