EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies

Editor : Elizabeth Davis, Editor : Jocelyn Fitzgerald, Editor : Sherri Jacobs, Editor : Jennifer Marchand

EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : October 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 350
  • Category :
    Expressive Arts Therapies
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 96860
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367742836
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367742
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This book guides therapists trained in EMDR in the successful integration of the creative arts therapies to make the healing potential of EMDR safer and more accessible for patients who present with complex trauma.

Contributors from the respective fields of creative and expressive arts therapies offer their best ideas on how to combine EMDR with these therapies for maximum benefit for people from diverse backgrounds, orientations, and vulnerable populations. Chapters offer detailed case studies and images, insightful theoretical approaches, and how-to instructions to creatively enhance clinical work. Additionally, the book addresses current critical issues in the field, including the importance of an integrative and open approach when addressing cultural, racial and diversity issues, and creative interventions with clients through teletherapy.

Creative arts therapy practitioners such as art therapists, play therapists, and dance/movement therapists will find this a compelling introductory guide to EMDR.

Reviews and Endorsements

"An essential book for trauma-informed therapists! The authors eloquently describe the benefits and the necessity of taking a creative and integrative approach to treatment. They highlight the unique strengths of different paradigms and then deftly illustrate how these models can overlap, compliment, strengthen, and enhance each other. Case examples and a generous offering of creative strategies illuminate the powerful healing that comes from weaving together approaches that safely identify and metabolize the cognitive, emotional, somatic, and visual aspects of traumatic experiences and memories." - Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, Author of Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch 

"When treating trauma, the empowerment embedded in the healing approach must counter the intricacies and nuances of trauma’s complexity. EMDR and the expressive arts each have their own histories of support for successfully accomplishing this goal. Now, this curated group of talented clinicians lend their voices to articulating creative integrations of these modalities in a manner that dramatically extends their effectiveness and reach." - Marshall Lyles, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, EMDRIA approved consultant. 

"Building on the interdisciplinary foundations of the expressive arts therapies, this text offers practical applications for integrating theory and practice strategies within an EMDR framework to improve clinical care for the treatment of psychological trauma. Collectively, the authors spearhead an inclusive approach that promotes service accessibility in a wider social-cultural context. The first of its kind, this book will bolster the utility of expressive therapies-informed EMDR practices and promote an awareness of complementary approaches to person-centered care." - Juliet L. King (ABD), ATR-BC, LPC, LMHC Associate Professor Art Therapy; The George Washington University Adjunct Associate Professor Neurology; Indiana University School of Medicine. 

"Offering a well-integrated approach to understanding the complexities in trauma recovery, this book provides an incredible resource for integrating two powerful, evidence-based treatments to promote healing from trauma. Using a socio-political and culturally humble lens, the authors explore how integrated Art Therapy and EMDR facilitate recovery from interpersonal and community traumas in our global society." - Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC, Founder: Art Therapy Center of San Francisco. Author: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Art Therapy

About the Editor(s)

Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT is a board certified, state licensed art therapist, EMDR consultant and trainer, and Director at Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute.

Jocelyn Fitzgerald, LMFT, MA, ATR-BC is a board certified art therapist, EMDR consultant, a supervisor and in private practice in Vancouver WA.

Sherri Jacobs, MS, LCMFT, MA, ATR is a registered art therapist, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, and founder of Heartland Art Therapy.

Jennifer Marchand, MA, CATA, CCC, is a registered Canadian art therapist and EMDRIA approved consultant based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and specializing in conflict-related trauma, sexualized violence, and intercultural exchange.

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