Dance and Other Expressive Art Therapies

When Words Are Not Enough

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131779589X

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

View: 4588

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: 8981

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: 1323

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.

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: 2669

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

Dance Movement Therapy

A Healing Art

Author: Fran J. Levy

Publisher: Amer Alliance for Health Physical


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 365

View: 4228

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)

My Life

Author: Isadora Duncan

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766143388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 372

View: 6992

An account of her life in her own words, Isadora Duncan's life is one containing the most illustrative content and value. She thought the story of her life was "fitted for the pen of a Cervantes, or Casanova." She made the purest attempt at the life of adventure. She states her art as a dancer is just an effort to express the truth of her Being in gesture and movement.

Art Therapy

Journal of the American Art Therapy Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art therapy

Page: N.A

View: 6485


The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health

Author: Jacqueline L. Longe

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: 9781414403762

Category: Medical

Page: 3093

View: 5557

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.

Creative Transformation

The Healing Power of the Arts

Author: Penny Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780933029668

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 187

View: 9386

This unique account by an art and dance therapist is the first of its kind successfully to integrate Jungian theory, creative arts therapy, and developmental object relations theory

My body, my wisdom

a handbook of creative dance therapy

Author: Tripura Kashyap


ISBN: 9780143033547

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 5222

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: 7283


Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Oncology

Author: Shulamith Kreitler,Myriam Weyl Ben Arush

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471499398

Category: Medical

Page: 470

View: 4805

This book is a comprehensive text on the all-important psychosocial aspects of cancer in children. Edited by an experienced psycho-oncologist and an equally experienced pediatric oncologist, the book brings together an international group of contributors composed of pediatric oncologists and psychologists/psycho-oncologists. This unique balance of contributors gives the book a focus on the real-life practical aspects of children undergoing treatment for cancer. The book helps health care professionals, who look after children and adolescents with cancer, in dealing with the difficult and complex problems that face the child, his siblings and his parents. It deals with critical issues such as the neuropsychological impact of treatment, (including bone marrow transplantation), pain, quality of life in survivors, palliative care, talking to children and their families about death, and providing support to the dying. An important part of the book provides tools for evaluation and methods of psychological intervention. It is thus a very practical work for psycho-oncologists, pediatric oncologists, pediatricians, psychologists, nurses, social workers and art therapists dealing with the problems that children with cancer have to confront. A comprehensive book on the clinical approach to psychosocial problems of children with cancer Includes evaluation tools and psychological intervention techniques Contributions from both pediatric oncologists and psycho-oncologists highlight the team approach to the treatment of childhood cancers

The dance in America

Author: Walter Terry

Publisher: Da Capo Pr


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 6427


Handbook of innovative therapy

Author: Raymond J. Corsini

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471348191

Category: Medical

Page: 754

View: 6134

Dr. Raymond J. Corsini is a recognized authority on new and innovative therapy techniques, and the first edition of the Handbook of Innovative Therapy is the leading manual in the field. Since its publication, many new and compelling techniques have been introduced.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing & Allied Health: D-H

Author: Kristine M. Krapp

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787649364

Category: Medicine

Page: 2762

View: 4229

Written for students and professionals in the field. Entries cover topics in body systems and functions, conditions and common diseases, issues and theories, techniques and practices, and devices and equipment. Also discusses the roles of all major health professionals.