Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies

When Words Are Not Enough

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779589X

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 6263

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Trauma

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978793

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 873

View: 7907

This timely and authoritative two-volume set includes hundreds of signed entries by experts in the field of traumatology, exploring traditional subjects as well as emerging ideas, as well as providing further resources for study and exploration.

Words And Symbols: Language And Communication In Therapy

Author: Barden, Nicola,Williams, Tina

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335213610

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

View: 4838

The book addresses counsellors and psychotherapists from all major theoretical orientations, from psychodynamic therapies through to humanistic and existential approaches, maintaining an overview that is relevant to an integrative position.

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Author: Dennis McCarthy

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427961

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 9786

Children do not always have the capacity or need to express themselves through words. They often succeed in saying more about their feelings and experiences by communicating non-verbally through play and other expressive, creative activities. The basic premise of Speaking about the Unspeakable is that life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. The contributors, all experienced child therapists, describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, including clay, sand, movement and nature therapy, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies from their professional experience. Accessible and engaging, this book will inspire child psychologists and therapists, art therapists and anyone with an interest in therapeutic work with children.

Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism 2011-2012

Author: Ken Siri,Tony Lyons

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082526

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 508

View: 636

Collects the latest information on autism research, therapies, evaluations, and treatment centers.

Dance Movement Therapy

A Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach

Author: Bonnie Meekums

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957676

Category: Psychology

Page: 130

View: 841

Dance Movement Therapy is a concise, practical introduction to a form of therapy, which has the body-mind relationship at its center.

My Life

Author: Isadora Duncan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780871401588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 6616

My Life, the classic autobiography first published just after Duncan's death, is a frank and engrossing life account of this remarkable visionary and feminist who took on the world, reinvented dance, and led the way for future great American modernists Ruth St. Denis, Agnes de Mille, and Martha Graham.Documenting Duncan's own life as a dancer and as a woman—from her enchantment with classical music and poetry as a child in San Francisco and her intense study of classical Greek art in Athens, through the great strides she made in teaching, founding schools, performing, and collaborating with international artists, to her notorious love affairs and the tragic deaths of her own children—My Life reissued here is still as extraordinary as the woman who wrote it more than sixty years ago.


Author: Debbie Carroll,Claire Lefebvre

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398088918

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 2727

Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy: A Guide for Students, Clinicians and Educators provides a clear and systematic approach to understanding and applying improvisational techniques. It is inspired by the taxonomy of clinical improvisation techniques as described by Kenneth Bruscia in his book, Improvisational Models of Music Therapy. Based on years of their own experimenting with the teaching of improvisation, the authors have evolved a particular developmental sequence for introducing basic techniques of improvising and applying them through role-play exercises that have been sensitively designed to bring out one’s innate musicality and one’s empathic regard. Part One provides an introduction to the techniques. Part Two focuses on how to apply the techniques with clinical intent in order to meet the diverse needs of a client, individually or in the context of a group. This section also addresses the need to enrich one’s own musicianship by providing musical resources, relevant references and guidelines for working with client’s playing. This “hands-on” guide fulfills the need for a clear process-oriented approach to mastering clinical improvisation techniques, and in a style that can be understood not only by music therapy students, clinicians and educators but also by health care administrators and providers alike.

Dance Movement Therapy

A Healing Art

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 365

View: 3768

The concern of this text is the need that many individuals have for nonverbal, primarily physical forms of expression, and how this need has fueled the development of a new psychomotor discipline. The book treats the theory and practice of dance therapy, and examines the entire field from its inception through the present. Dance therapy, the use of dance/movement as a healing tool, is rooted in the idea that the body and mind are inseparable. The book is organized into three units. Unit 1, containing three sections and eight chapters, presents a view of the early development of the field of dance/movement therapy, along with an historical and chronological description of the profession as described in the published and privately circulated literature about six major pioneers in the field (Marian Chace, Blanche Evan, Liljan Espenak, Mary Whitehouse, Trudi Schoop, and Alma Hawkins) and their followers and proteges. Unit 2, "Subsequent Development of Dance Therapy," includes three sections: Laban Movement Analysis and Dance Therapy in the United States, Further Expansion of Dance Therapy Theory and Practice (East and West Coast influences, and psychotherapy), and Dance Therapy with Other Patient Groups. Unit 3 contains two sections which present respectively, results of a survey of registered dance/movement therapists and dance therapy heritage trees--the spread of influence of the major pioneers. Three appendices provide: names of survey respondents, a list of American Dance Therapy Association members, and a copy of the dance therapy questionnaire. A bibliography of approximately 800 references completes the volume. (LL)

Soul and Spirit in Dance Movement Psychotherapy

A Transpersonal Approach

Author: Jill Hayes

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857006495

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 9552

Using a contemporary synthesis of Jungian and Post-Jungian imaginal perspectives, animate ecological phenomenology, somatics and recent scholarship in dance movement and progressive spiritualities, this unique book discusses how the promotion of a fluid relationship between imagination and movement can bring the mover back into relationship with soul and spirit. This connection with soul and spirit is considered as an essential and powerful resource in mental health. The book provides a rich digest of theory and produces a clear framework for the application of transpersonal theories to Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) practice, writing and research, illustrating the use and value of transpersonal perspectives through detailed case studies. Providing spiritual, soulful and mythological perspectives on DMP rooted in theory and practice, this book will be essential reading for dance movement psychotherapists, drama psychotherapists, expressive arts therapists, and dance movement psychotherapy students, drama psychotherapy students and arts therapy students.

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy

Life Is Dance

Author: Sharon Chaiklin,Hilda Wengrower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436415

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 522

The Art and Science of Dance/Movement Therapy offers both a broad understanding and an in-depth view of how and where dance therapy can be used to produce change. The chapters go beyond the basics that characterize much of the literature on dance/movement therapy, and each of the topics covered offers a theoretical perspective followed by case studies that emphasize the techniques used in the varied settings. Several different theoretical points of view are presented in the chapters, illuminating the different paths through which dance can be approached in therapy.

The Dancing Dialogue

Using the Communicative Power of Movement with Young Children

Author: Suzi Tortora

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557668349

Category: Education

Page: 532

View: 9012

Provides information on how to assess the behavior and movement of children and to develop appropriate interventions.

Art Therapy

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art therapy

Page: N.A

View: 2024


The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9781414403762

Category: Medical

Page: 3093

View: 2543

This encyclopedia will provide overview essays in five major subject areas: body systems and functions, issues and theories, techniques and practices, devices and equipment, and treatments and therapies. A key terms box accompanies all major entries.

Diary of a Baby

Author: Daniel N. Stern

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465016402

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 165

View: 5639

A world-renowned scientist, drawing on the latest research findings, tells what it feels like to be a baby, bringing a tantalizing mystery within the grasp of new parents and anyone interested in child development

My body, my wisdom

a handbook of creative dance therapy

Author: Tripura Kashyap


ISBN: 9780143033547

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 2365

Dance has been integral to human life since prehistoric times. As babies, we use movements to explore the environment and ourselves. It is only as we grow older that we become conscious of our bodies and our movements become task-oriented. Dance therapy, recognized as a distinct therapeutic discipline since the 1940s, attempts to unlock our bodies capacity to communicate through the use of creative movements. By getting people to move freely and allowing them to develop their own body language, it aims to reveal hidden emotions and begins the process of self-expression. My Body, My Wisdom is an easy-to-use guide to this exciting form of therapy. Taking the reader through the history, philosophy and practical aspects of dance, or movement therapy, it attempts to de-mystify the discipline and make it accessible to the lay reader as well as the practitioner. Can dance therapy be used for people of all ages and abilities? How can it be used best with special needs people? Can Indian dance forms be adapted for therapy? How should a therapy session be structured? What kind of music and props can be used? This book answers all these questions and much more. With detailed descriptions of over a hundred movement activities and games accompanied by illustrations, this handbook is for all those who wish to break out of the restrictions imposed by society on our bodies.

Psychodrama in the 21st Century

Clinical and Educational Applications

Author: Jacob Gershoni

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 6223