Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy / Edition 1

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy / Edition 1

by Paolo Knill, Ellen G. Levine, Stephen K. Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843100398

ISBN-13: 9781843100393

Pub. Date: 10/15/2004

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

Challenging traditional therapeutic approaches to the arts in which art is often secondary to a psychological model, Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy provides a coherent theoretical framework for an expressive arts therapy practice that places the process of art-making and the art work itself at the center.

This book lays the philosophical

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Challenging traditional therapeutic approaches to the arts in which art is often secondary to a psychological model, Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy provides a coherent theoretical framework for an expressive arts therapy practice that places the process of art-making and the art work itself at the center.

This book lays the philosophical 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. Case studies of clinical practice and guidance on supervision and training in intermodal expressive arts therapy complement the theoretical chapters.

Combining philosophy, theory and practice, this book is an essential text for students and academics in the field and for practicing expressive and specialized arts therapists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843100393
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Stephen K. Levine. Chapter 1: The Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis as a Response to the World, Stephen K. Levine. Chapter 2: Foundations for a Theory of Practice, Paolo J. Knill. Part I: Decentering and the Alternative Experience of World: Continuities in the Practice of Change Agents. Part II: Engaging the Arts and Play Makes a Difference. Part III: The Theory of Practice. Chapter 3: The Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy: Training, Therapy and Supervision, Ellen G. Levine. Part I: Training in the Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy. Part II: The Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy. Part III: Supervision of the Practice of an Aesthetic Therapy. Conclusion. About the Authors. References. Index.

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