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Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory and Practice

Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents: Theory and Practice

Edited by Craig Haen, Nancy Boyd Webb

  • Paperback £31.49 (RRP : £34.99 save £3.50)

Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents provides principles for effective use of different arts-based approaches in adolescent group therapy, grounding these principles in neuroscience and... (more)

Mentalizing in Arts Therapies

Mentalizing in Arts Therapies

by Marianne Verfaille

  • Paperback £26.67 (RRP : £26.99 save £0.32)

This book describes the use of therapeutic art, music, and dance interventions against a background of mentalization, thus forging a link between arts therapies and mentalization-based... (more)

The Performing Art of Therapy

The Performing Art of Therapy

by Mark O'Connell

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

The Performing Art of Therapy explores the myriad ways in which acting techniques can enhance the craft of psychotherapy. The book shows how, by understanding therapy as a performing art, clinicians... (more)

Art Therapy and Political Violence: With Art, Without Illusion

Art Therapy and Political Violence: With Art, Without Illusion

by Debra Kalmanowitz, Bobby Lloyd

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

With accounts from Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Israel and South Africa, this book vividly illustrates the therapeutic power of art making and art therapy in helping individuals, families and... (more)

Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems

Prescriptive Play Therapy: Tailoring Interventions for Specific Childhood Problems

Edited by Heidi G. Kaduson, Donna Cangelosi

  • Paperback £23.39 (RRP : £25.99 save £2.60)

This book helps practitioners choose from the broad range of play therapy approaches to create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child. From leaders in the field,... (more)

Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

by Lawrence C. Rubin

  • Paperback £31.71 (RRP : £32.99 save £1.28)

Through rich and research-grounded clinical applications, Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy explores creative techniques for integrating superhero stories and metaphors in... (more)

Therapeutic Photography: Enhancing Self-Esteem Self-Efficacy and Resilience

Therapeutic Photography: Enhancing Self-Esteem Self-Efficacy and Resilience

by Neil Gibson

  • Paperback £19.99

Therapeutic photography is an increasingly popular approach for increasing self-esteem, resilience and self-reliance in a wide range of people, including those with dementia, autism or mental health... (more)

The Story So Far: Play therapy narratives

The Story So Far: Play therapy narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

  • Print £20.69 (RRP : £22.99 save £2.30)

This book demonstrates how play therapy can be very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. The work of nine play therapists is detailed, supported by the narratives of children... (more)

Profiles of Play: Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play

Profiles of Play: Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play

by Saralea Chazan

  • Print £19.99

Written by a leading child psychologist, this clearly written and practical book provides a template for interpreting change and meaning in children's lives through their play activity. It shows how... (more)

An Introduction to Art Therapy Research: Second Edition

An Introduction to Art Therapy Research: Second Edition

by Lynn Kapitan

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £36.99 save £3.60)

Since the initial publication of Introduction to Art Therapy Research, interest in this field has grown dramatically along with public policy demands for an up-to-date, culturally relevant evidence... (more)

Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues and Future Identities

Outsider Art and Art Therapy: Shared Histories, Current Issues and Future Identities

by Rachel Cohen

  • Paperback £22.99

Outsider art, traditionally the work of psychiatric patients, offenders and minority groups, and art therapy have shared histories of art created in psychiatric care. As the two fields grow, this... (more)

Art Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice

Art Therapy for Psychosis: Theory and Practice

Edited by Katherine Killick

  • Paperback £33.39 (RRP : £34.99 save £1.60)

Art Therapy for Psychosis presents innovative theoretical and clinical approaches to psychosis that have developed in the work of expert clinicians from around the world. It draws on insights that... (more)

Larger than Life: Six Women and their Battle with Obesity as seen through the Eyes of a Dramatherapist

Larger than Life: Six Women and their Battle with Obesity as seen through the Eyes of a Dramatherapist

by Ian Robertson, Katerina Couroucli-Robertson

  • Paperback £25.19 (RRP : £27.99 save £2.80)

Larger than Life is aimed at anyone interested in obesity and its treatment. It follows a dramatherapy group attended by six women, all struggling with their weight, using vignettes, transcriptions... (more)

Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

Creative Arts Therapies and Clients with Eating Disorders

by Annie Heiderscheit

  • Paperback £26.74 (RRP : £26.99 save £0.25)

Drawing on the expertise of leading creative arts therapists from around the world, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the role of the creative arts in the treatment of clients with... (more)

Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory and Technique: Third Edition

Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory and Technique: Third Edition

by Judith A. Rubin

  • Paperback £46.79 (RRP : £51.99 save £5.20)

The third edition of Approaches to Art Therapy brings together varied theoretical approaches and provides a variety of solutions to the challenge of translating theory to technique. In each chapter,... (more)

Drawing from Within: Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders

Drawing from Within: Using Art to Treat Eating Disorders

by Lisa D. Hinz

  • Paperback £24.92 (RRP : £25.99 save £1.07)

Drawing from Within is an introductory guide for those wanting to explore the use of art with clients with eating disorders. Art therapy is a particularly effective therapeutic intervention for this... (more)

Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices

Art Therapy and the Neuroscience of Relationships, Creativity, and Resiliency: Skills and Practices

by Noah Hass-Cohen, Joanna Clyde Findlay

  • Hardback £29.20 (RRP : £32.00 save £2.80)

The relational context is the most important component of arts-based therapy work. This book demonstrates how this is so, explains the major art relational neuroscience principles relevant to art... (more)

Creative Supervision Across Modalities

Creative Supervision Across Modalities

by Anna Chesner, Lia Zografou

  • Paperback £22.19 (RRP : £22.99 save £0.80)

Creative methods can bring depth and new perspectives to the supervision process. This book proposes that a firm understanding of supervision theory is the vital foundation to utilising the power of... (more)

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field: A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

Trauma Healing at the Clay Field: A Sensorimotor Art Therapy Approach

by Cornelia Elbrecht

  • Paperback £24.78 (RRP : £26.99 save £2.21)

Using clay in therapy taps into the most fundamental of human experiences - touch. This book is a comprehensive step-by-step training manual that covers all aspects of 'Work at the Clay Field', a... (more)

Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy

Expressive Therapies Continuum: A Framework for Using Art in Therapy

by Lisa D. Hinz

  • Paperback £27.65 (RRP : £29.99 save £2.34)

"Expressive Therapies Continuum" is distinctive in its application as a foundational theory in the field of art therapy. First developed by Vija Lusebrink, this theory can be used by persons of any... (more)

Supervision of Art Psychotherapy: A Theoretical and Practical Handbook

Supervision of Art Psychotherapy: A Theoretical and Practical Handbook

Edited by Joy Schaverien, Caroline Case

  • Paperback £28.35 (RRP : £30.99 save £2.64)

Supervision in Art Psychotherapy will be an inspiration for advanced practitioners and students in training. It is the first book to formulate a unique theoretical base to current practice in art... (more)

Little Windows into Art Therapy: Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

Little Windows into Art Therapy: Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

by Deborah Schroder

  • Print £16.99

Newly qualified art therapists often feel daunted by the challenge of being face-to-face with a client and are unsure how to progress after the first image has been created. Schroder explains how art... (more)

The Metaphor of Play: Origin and Breakdown of Personal Being: 3rd Edition

The Metaphor of Play: Origin and Breakdown of Personal Being: 3rd Edition

by Russell Meares

  • Print £30.03 (RRP : £30.99 save £0.96)

Shows how borderline psychiatric patients can be treated by understanding their sense of self and the fragility of their sense of existence. Meares believes that the play of the pre-school child, and... (more)

Constructing musical healing: The wounds that sing

Constructing musical healing: The wounds that sing

by June Boyce-Tillman

  • Print £26.74 (RRP : £27.99 save £1.25)

In this wide-ranging exploration of music and its capacity to heal, the author draws on philosophical, anthropological, psychiatric and musical perspectives to propose that music has a role in... (more)

Psychological Aesthetics: Painting, Feeling and Making Sense

Psychological Aesthetics: Painting, Feeling and Making Sense

by David Maclagan

  • Print £25.00

This text analyses the questions which are at the core of the nature of artistic appreciation. It re-evaluates traditional philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to aesthetics, arguing that they... (more)

Art therapy and dramatherapy: Masks of the soul

Art therapy and dramatherapy: Masks of the soul

by Sue Jennings, Ase Minde

  • Paperback £22.99

Exploring the relationship and differences between art therapy and dramatherapy, this book examines the theoretical ground on which the arts therapies are based. The authors also describe 5 major... (more)

Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community: Theory and Practice

Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community: Theory and Practice

Edited by Briana MacWilliam, Brian T. Harris

  • Paperback £24.99

Providing theory and practical interventions, this book is the perfect companion to creative arts therapy students and professionals who wish to work with the LGBTQ community and the unique... (more)

Becoming and Being a Play Therapist: Play Therapy in Practice

Becoming and Being a Play Therapist: Play Therapy in Practice

Edited by Peter Ayling, Harriet Armstrong

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £29.99 save £0.80)

Becoming and Being a Play Therapist: Play Therapy in Practice presents a rich and illuminating account of current play therapy practice, with an emphasis on becoming and being a play therapist and on... (more)

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity

Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity

by Lisa Dion

  • Hardback £18.27 (RRP : £19.00 save £0.73)

This book offers a way to work with aggressive play that allows children to learn how to integrate the intensity they are experiencing from their thoughts, emotions and sensations while... (more)

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