SELF ON THE PAGE: THEORY AND PRACT

SELF ON THE PAGE: THEORY AND PRACT

by Celia Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 1853024694

ISBN-13: 9781853024696

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers

In this ground-breaking work the rapidly-developing field of the therapeutic use of creative writing is explored on two levels. In Part One, based on their experience from conducting courses, workshops and research projects, representative practitioners provide an overview of current work in the field, including the uses of the various genres of creative writing from

Overview

In this ground-breaking work the rapidly-developing field of the therapeutic use of creative writing is explored on two levels. In Part One, based on their experience from conducting courses, workshops and research projects, representative practitioners provide an overview of current work in the field, including the uses of the various genres of creative writing from poetry to autobiography and literary fiction. This section also contains many practical suggestions for writing techniques which can be used for personal development, whether suggestions for writing techniques which can be used for personal development, whether working with writers' groups or with client groups in health care and the social services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853024696
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Celia Hunt and Fiona Sampson. Part 1 Current Practice of Creative Writing in Personal Development. 1.Writing and the Voice of the Child: Fictional Autobiography and Personal Development, Celia Hunt 2.The Self as Source: Creative Writing Generated from Personal Reflection, Cheryl Moskowitz, creative writer 3. The Web of Words: Collaborative Writing and Mental Health, Graham Hartill, Newport and Abergavenny MIND 4.'Men Wearing Pyjamas': Using Creative Writing with People with Learning Disabilities. Fiona Sampson. 5.Writing or Pills? Therapeutic Writing in Primary Health Care. Gillie Bolton, Sheffield University. 6. Final Fictions? Creative Writing and Terminally Ill People. Colin Archer, freelance writer. 7. A Matter of Life and Death of the Mind: Creative Writing and Dementia Sufferers, John Killick, Dementia Services Development Centre, University of Stirling Part 2: Theoretical Contexts for Creative Writing in Personal Development. 8.The Creative Word and the Created Life: The Cultural Context for Deep Autobiography, Peter Abbs, University of Sussex. 9. Thinking about Language as Our Way through the World: Some Sources for a Model, Fiona Sampson. 10. Writing, the Self and the Social Process. Mary Stuart, University of Sussex. 11. The Empty Word and the Full Word: The Emergence of Truth in Writing, Trevor Pateman, University of Sussex. 12.The Transformative Effect of Reading, Janet Campbell, University of Sussex. 13. Autobiography and the Psychotherapeutic Process, Celia Hunt. 14.Towards a Writing Therapy? The Implications of Existing Practice and Theory, Fiona Sampson and Celia Hunt.

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