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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(216mm x 138mm x 10mm)
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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.